December 6th, 2004

New hair-do


Ok, this was going to go on afp as well, but I decided they didn't deserve it. Here, however ...

I was bored the other day and came up with a new game.

Nokia model bingo.

How do you play?

Simple, wander into an O2 shop and say you have a 6810, then note down the numbers picked by the staff when they tell you what phone you really have. You win if you're the first person to collect twenty different model numbers!

Two points here.

This really has happened to me and in one shop they almost called me a liar when I said the 6810 was out. If they had I'd taken out the e-mail from Nokia that was in my pocket! ( One the other day nearly got the phone shoved under his nose when he said I had a different model. )

Secondly, this isn't aimed at the shop assistants as the bozos at O2 HQ haven't bothered to put something on their internal systems that says 'This is a Nokia 6810, it exists, 6800 and 6820 accessories fit, but we don't sell it.'.

The reason being that some marketing soul has said there is no demand for non-camera phones so they can be ignored! I wonder if said person noticed the news article the other day that said 4000 or so car workers could no longer take camera phones into work. And then of course there are those like me that work in other areas where camera phones are a no-no. ( Security, child-care, leasure centers, etc. )

Um, for a joke post that got a bit heated, didn't it? :-))
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