Nokia sends 50 Cent a free Lumia 1020Written by Mark Wilson on February 05, 2014 - 09:13AM @MarkWilsonWords
50 Cent is not a man who is short of a cent or two -- or a dollar or two for that matter -- but the rapper found himself the recipient of a shiny, new Nokia Lumia 1020 completely free of charge. A Nokia representation met 50 Cent at CES earlier this year having read an article in USA today in which the music star said that he has bought a smartphone just for the camera.
Nokia's handset are renowned for the quality of their cameras and the company saw association with the rapper as a great marketing tool. Sure enough, 50 Cent was sent a Lumia 1020 handset and he quickly blogged about his excitement on Instagram:
"I got a new phone today it's kinda HOT. the camera on it is killing my other phone.#SMSaudio"
The handset was accompanied by a note from Nokia that read:
Great seeing you at CES! We caught your interview in USA Today regarding purchasing a phone simply for the camera... and wanted to save you a trip to the store. Would love it if you give the Lumia 1020 a shot!
Iuha and your friends at Nokia
We already know that the 1020 is a handset that Nokia is particularly proud of -- the company recently released a video suggesting that the camera could produce better photographs than a DSLR.
It would sure be nice if a few more of us could be saved a trip to the store!