A new site for the Nokia N96 surfaced yesterday. Face The Task is going to release 96 individually numbered, special edition Nokia N96 on Friday 11am, CET. The bad: $759 euros. The good: proceeds from all sales of the Nokia N96 bought this way will also be donated to charity. If you can’t afford it, try winning it in their competition.
Face The Task does a good job showing the features of the Nokia N96. There are six main features summarized in text and then shown in video how it is used shortly afterwards. You need to try it out yourself to see what I mean. There’s an incentive to watch all six videos: you can’t enter the competition without viewing them all!
Watch all videos to enter competition.
The limited edition Nokia N96 comes in a decorated ash tree box with unique numbering on the inside cover, silk cover, 8GB microSD, and leaflet about the WWF project to save the red pandas in Nepal.
While I like the charity part of this limited edition Nokia N96, I’m not so sure about the exclusivity of this phone. To my understanding, only the box is numbered… not the phone. Will the color of the phone be at least different from what’s going to come out to the general public? Donors and winners will not even get the phone earlier than anyone in their country.
Kobe Bryant with Limited Edition Nike Hyperdunk
Take a look at what Nike recently did. They released a limited “Back To The Future” Nike Hyperdunk earlier this month. The general colorway comes out later this month, but Nike decided to release a limited amount of the special colorway much earlier than the public release and then even have Kobe Bryant autograph the first 10 sold. Doesn’t that feel much more “special” or “limited” than what Nokia is doing with the Nokia N96?