Nokia To Close Regent Street Flagship Store In London

Nokia have decided to draw the curtains on it’s Flagship Store on Regent Stree in London. The store had barely been open for two years before Nokia came to the decision to close, because it has “not been as efficient or as profitable” as they imagined it would be. The Nokia Regent Street was the eighth store to be launched as part of the Nokia Flagship Store strategy and housed Nokia’s prestigious luxury line.

Nokia & Rihanna Team Up Once Again To Release The Rihanna App

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has launched the exclusive Rihanna App. Bringing fans closer to Rihanna, the new App will deliver news, music, photos and exclusive video content direct to Nokia’s entertainment-rich handsets including the Nokia N97, Nokia X6 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Video content available through the App will include live performance videos from Rihanna’s album launch event. Additionally, fans can access music samples, a Rihanna biography and photo library, and, when available, information on Rihanna’s forthcoming 2010 tour. The App content will be unavailable elsewhere and will be regularly updated for fans.

The App also provides a direct link to the Nokia Music Store where fans can download exclusive album content including a Nokia bonus track, Hole In My Head, written and produced by Justin Timberlake. In addition, an exclusive Donni Hotwheels remix of Rihanna’s smash single, Russian Roulette, is also available to those who download her album, Rated R, exclusively via the Nokia Music Store.

On November 16, Rihanna performed tracks from her new album exclusively with Nokia. With a set list including former number ones Umbrella and Disturbia, Rihanna’s performance was streamed live and globally to her fans on every continent. The show included live Twitter commentary from music fans across the world. The Rihanna App and exclusive video content from the show is now live at www.nokia.com/rihanna.

Nokia Handwriting Calculator Graduates From Beta

The Nokia Handwriting Calculator has graduated from the Nokia Beta Labs and is available to download for free from the Ovi Store. Originally released in Beta Labs in December 2008, the application was downloaded over 400,000 times. Nokia Handwriting Calculator is a showcase of Nokia’s innovative handwriting recognition technology and allows you to calculate handwritten math expressions.

Nokia Announces The 6700 Classic Again | This Time The De Luxe Gold Edition

Nokia has announced the new Nokia 6700 classic Gold Edition, a device that continues the legacy of one of the company’s most successful products, the Nokia 6700 classic. Featuring stainless steel covers with real gold plating of 18 carats, the Gold Edition is destined to turn heads, and bring a touch of desired exclusivity with an appealing price of €370 EUR, before taxes and subsidies. It will become available in select markets during the first quarter of 2010.

The Nokia 6700 classic Gold Edition has enviably beautiful surfaces, luxurious materials and precisely crafted parts. A full metal keymat and living wallpapers created exclusively for the Gold Edition complete the de luxe finish. With its 5 megapixel camera and high speed data access that allows easy upload of photos and videos to various on-line communities, the Nokia 6700 classic Gold Edition makes an outstanding sharing experience.

The Nokia 6700 classic Gold Edition is delivered with matching accessories, a natural leather carrying case and strap, and the 8GB microSD card included in-box has plenty of room for storing images, videos or favorite music.

Nokia E72 | The Unboxing Challenge

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from WOMWorld asking me if I was interested in taking part in an upcoming unboxing challenge. I agreed and on Monday I received a Nokia E72 with a Nokia Bluetooth Headset, locked in a glass encased box that required a four digit code to access it. Along with the box came a poster which had a clue on it reading “I’d fit in perfectly on Wall Street.” There were three other bloggers all with a same box but a different clue, and so we all got together and shared our clues to see if we could crack the code. Check out the full gallery and all the surprises after the break.

The clues were as follows:

Ibrahim Jogee – I’d fit in perfectly on Wall Street

Gerrad McGhee – I was given street cred by a world leader

Stefanos Kofopoulos – I came with a price tag of the equivalent of over 4,000EUR

Tam Hanna – I am an urban dwelling professional

Unfortunately when the box had arrived it came with a broken hinge, and so the challenge was pretty much over, however Gerrad McGee aka Gerrymoth of Nokiaadict managed to solve the puzzle, and it turned out that the code was 1987 – The year that mobile phones went handheld with the birth of the Mobira Cityman 900, which weighed in at 800 grams with a staggering price tag of around €4,560 EUR.

Once the lid of the box was off I was quite surprised with the amount of goodies WOMWorld had thrown in, so below is a quick checklist of all the items I found along with a some unboxing pictures. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Contents:

  • Nokia E72
  • Nokia BP-4L Battery (1500mAh)
  • Nokia Charger AC-8
  • 4GB MicroSD Card
  • MicroUSB data cable (CA-101D)
  • Stereo Headset (WH-601)
  • Carrying case and strap
  • Cleaning cloth
  • User Guide
  • Nokia Eseries Experience Leaflet
  • Nokia PC Suite (v 7.1) on the microSD card

Extra Goodies Included:

  • Nokia Extra Power (DC-11)
  • Nokia Bluetooth Headset (BH-804)
  • 2x Charger Adapters (AD-68)
  • Carrying Strap
  • Desk Stand
  • User Guide

After spending most of the past year with the Nokia E71, plus some good hands on with various different devices, this is the device I have been waiting for. I can’t wait to see how it fairs against its predecessor but I’m sure it is going to be impressive.