NOKIA COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!
Sergio Silva @xrgo won an N900 trial!

Here is the LIVE Draw that Sergio Silva @Xrgo won:

Get your hands on a Nokia N900, Nokia N97 mini
or Nokia Booklet 3G !!!

Following my recent Social Media work in Budapest, I’m pleased to announce that I can provide one lucky individual with their very own chance of Nokia goodness – get your hands on your very own choice of either the Nokia N900, Nokia N97 mini or the Nokia Booklet 3G – the prize will arrive in the form of a free product trial (hopefully before the official UK release dates but sadly this I can’t guarantee).

Please note that the winning entry will be selected at random but if there’s less than ten correct entries overall then the first correct entry will be deemed the winner. The competition closing date will be Monday 2nd November 2009 10am GMT.

Simply tweet (or leave a comment below containing) the following message word-for-word (with the blank‘s replaced by the correct one-word answers) for your chance to win:

Missing blogger’s first name = blank. The boat sailed from Port number blank. A Star blank.
#Nokia #OnlineAsItHappens    http://bit.ly/3gahcC


Below are two ‘yet-to-be-released’ Nseries video’s… watch them closely because there were four bloggers in Budapest (I was one of them) but only three of them feature in both of the following video’s. You can find some additional clues in my blog posts if you need them.


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Nokia Nseries : a storyboard of secrets from
Budapest #BudaViral

During the past week I and the rest of the Nokia #BudaViral team have published various bites of blog content surrounding our trip to Budapest and reviewed some of the shiny stuff we got our hands on. Much of the generated online comments and interest has surrounded ‘yet to be launched products’: Nokia Booklet 3G and the prototype Nokia N900.


On a personal note I have also tried to inject my own viewpoint surrounding Nokia’s brand and philosophy. In truth the biggest surprise for me was not the revealing of a Nokia product, it was the revealing of a Nokia mindset

Nokia N900 in Church
The aim of this, my final #BudaViral post, is to reveal a little more about what is yet to come from the Nokia Nseries Campaign, and provide you with an insight into an as yet unfinished series of short videos, locations and storyboards…


I spent three days in Budapest, during which time I watched full-time tech bloggers like Stefanos Kofopoulos and Jeremiah Anway geek-out, I witnessed consulting professionals like Ben Smith from The Really Mobile Project not only demonstrate his skills and knowledge but also evolve at rapid pace into an acting luminary. I stood in the shadows whilst Ben showed off his stage prowess as ‘man drinking water at the office water cooler’, Jeremiah played ‘wannabe ticket taut’ and ‘man in church’, Stefanos became ‘master of his own ship’; and then finally I got my role: ‘man paying cash for hi-five‘.

I only have one photo related to the above, sadly I missed all of the other opportunities because I was offline at the time ;-(

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Director Osmo Walden and his awesome team. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I look forward to seeing the final footage. Thank you for your patience given the retakes required on my non speaking part *doh!* ;-)

For the Nokia fanboys and girls out there you might be interested to know that four short films make up the Nseries campaign. All are now in post-production having special effects added and ‘hi-fives re-mastered’, I’m assuming they’ll be released to the public at some point in November (TBC). Until then then you’ll have to make do with the following images and videos, they certainly don’t give you the storyline or sequences because that would be giving too much away…

Below are clues for all 4 Nokia Nseries clips…

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Nokia Nseries Church StoryboardNokia Nseries Church Sequence

Nokia Nseries Boat StoryboardNokia Nseries Board Sequence

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Nokia Nseries Office LocationNokia Nseries Office Location

My final note (an additional extra):

The Nokia #budaviral team flew out of Hungary during the early morning of Friday 18th Sept 09. Thankfully I secured a seat on board an evening flight back to the UK. This means I got to spend a few hours exploring Budapest on foot.

Wandering the wide streets of the Hungarian Capital I pondered the yet to be disclosed Nseries campaign positioning statement (tagline). This led to a series of seemingly random tweets in my feed. Sadly I can’t tell you what the positioning statement is but I’ll leave you with these few things to ponder…

FellowCreative TweetsBudapest FountainFountain TweetBudapest Tom JonesBudapest Tom Jones TweetPlease enable Javascript and Flash to view this Viddler video.
Soldiers Crew Break Dancing in Budapest http://soldiers-crew.extra.hu I discovered these guys on my walk and filmed this using an old Nokia N96 using maximum zoom from approximately 15 meters away, the footage has since been compressed via the Viddler.com uploader.

Budapest Soldiers Crew

To read more content from our Budapest adventures here are some relevant links:

#BudaViral: Social Media Adventures in Budapest with Nokia
Brand Philosophy: Is Nokia a Starfish or a Spider?

My Review: Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905 (Probably the ideal freelancer/co-working headset?

My Review: Nokia Booklet 3G
Ben’s Review: TheReallyMobileProject.com – Nokia Booklet 3G
Stefanos’ Review (in Greek): Pestaola.gr – Nokia Booklet 3G

N97 mini and N900 stuff can be found here: http://thereallymobileproject.com

Nokia Booklet 3G (eBooklet and some)

Approximately three hours ago I was left alone with a Nokia Booklet 3G (as yet un-released in the UK), these are my thoughts…

Nokia_Booklet

Photo: Nokia Booklet 3G
Original photo taken and licensed under creative commons by Me

Initially I would describe it as a small, simple laptop built for on-the-go internet users, bloggers and potentially more traditional journalists. Some would describe it as a Netbook. (See the pen for a rough idea of scale).

With the likes of Ben Smith from The Really Mobile Project and full-time tech bloggers like Stefanos Kofopoulos and Jeremiah Anway already blogging their thoughts and opinions its pretty pointless me writing a review, so I won’t.

I will however say that the Nokia Booklet 3G looks like my 15″ MacBook Pro’s little sister. Its build quality is solid. And although its priced at a seemingly expensive £500-£600, I’d suggest that it’ll become more than a Netbook when some hackers get hold of its operating system (Windows OS).

Nokia Booklet 3G

Photo: Nokia Booklet 3G and 15″ Apple MacBook Pro
Original photo taken and licensed under creative commons by Me

I’m no developer or hacker but the first thing I did to the Booklet was attempt to rotate the screen view to evolve it into a potential eBooklet / eReader with a 1280 x 720 pixel display. Sadly the screen didn’t (wouldn’t) fold back on itself but the rotation worked instantly via OS/Preferences/Display. Sadly the track-pad didn’t seem to recognize the rotation and made it unintuitive to navigate upright – this said, I’m guessing it’ll get a lot of love from the PC hacking world… watch this space!

Nokia eBooklet 3G

Photo: Potential Nokia eBooklet / eReader
Original photo taken and licensed under creative commons by Me

Ben’s Review: TheReallyMobileProject.com – Nokia Booklet 3G
Stefanos’ Review (in Greek): Pestaola.gr – Nokia Booklet 3G

To read more content from our Budapest adventures here are some relevant links:

#BudaViral: Social Media Adventures in Budapest with Nokia
Nokia Nseries Campaign: A Storyboard of Secrets from Budapest #BudaViral
Brand Philosophy: Is Nokia a Starfish or a Spider?

My Review: Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905 (Probably the ideal freelancer/co-working headset?

N97 mini and N900 stuff can be found here: http://thereallymobileproject.com