Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson +  Nokia

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is gifted a Lumia 1020, right from Nokia

Confession: I’m a huge Rock fan (so is Sam). The dude makes fun movies (if you missed Pain and Gain, catch it on DVD), helped make Fast and Furious cool again, has a hit TV show (The Hero) and has a highly entertaining Twitter account. He’s also super motivational and helps this jaded soul to get back into the gym.

Evidently, Nokia thinks the Rock is pretty awesome too as they stopped by his gym to give him the “exclusive” phone, which can only mean the soon to be released AT&T Lumia 1020 with its 41MP PureView camera. He even Tweeted out a photo posing with some Nokia “execs” because the Rock and can do that sort of thing.

Anyway, to Dwayne Johnson, we hope you enjoy your Lumia 1020. You even beat us to the punch, which in some universe may be unfair, but let’s face it, you’re way more awesome than us phone nerds.

Now get swoll for Hercules, show off that Lumia 1020 and get our app to stay up to date on your new super shooter.

For the rest of you, you can follow Dwayne on Twitter @TheRock and on Instagram, so you can realize how puny you are.

Source: Twitter; Thanks, @_chadwick, for the tip!


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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is gifted a Lumia 1020, right from Nokia


Hahaha so you like stupid girls? :P In the UK, Australia, New Zealand etc if you describe someone as "thick" it means "stupid" :P As in "He's thick and can't do maths very well"

LOL, no thin doesn't mean smart haha. Just Aussie slang (OI OI OI), calling some "thick" is like calling them stupid haha. 

Haha no... I think it means "thick in the head" or "thick skulled" to imply there's not much room for a brain :P

His father's ethnicity is described as being African Canadian. Blacks from Nova Scotia in other places. No one has said The Rock isn't part Samoan. But if his dad is black, then that makes him part black too.

Yeah that is right, his father is black.

However, that doesn't mean the 'Rock' is black, he is 'Dual Heritage' or 'Mixed Race' -- just like president 'Obama', 'Bob Marley', 'Vin Diesel' and 'Tiger Woods'.

nokia was the phone sponsor for F&F6. remembered brian's (paul walker) lumia with a cute family pic as his lockscreen. tej's (ludacris) was an asha.

The jabroni beating, pie eating, trail blazing, eye brow raising, the best in the present, future and past, and if you dont like him you can kiss the peoples candy ass! :P ;)

I suspect you may have formed that opinion by watching his wrestling character. Try watching real interviews and you will see he's cool.

Everything I have been able to follow of him makes him out to be a fantastic guy. People that I know who have met him all say he is just super nice.

The Rock is obsessed with photographing himself (you can see it in his instagram feed) , I think they gave to the right guy and although I like Jessica Alba , I think the The Rock deserves this phone more

Yeah I think they did a good thing here. I follow him on multiple social sites. The dude loves taking pictures and sending them out to all those that care. So this one free phone just gave Nokia a crap ton of advertising from a man who most people that follow him trust.

LOL, jealousy doesn't get you nowhere -- maybe you should change your username to 'greeneyss'?

Nokia noticed that Celebs in America can influence brands, and services , Instagram reached the stars by reaching the stars , Twitter and Facebook did this too.  
I think a 600$ gift is a small investment , its certainly less than what a billboard ad would cost and much more effective in this social media driven world , if you don't agree with this method , its really not your money to cry about .... its theirs they can spend it and advertise however they want. :)

I can see why the question was asked. I get the idea behind celebrity endorsements. I personally have never purchased something cause a celebrity I enjoy was promoting it. I usually get my info from everyday folks that use a product. But I understand that this is a normal part of advertising. And I take no issue with it

Giving rich people free stuff never made sense to me. I understand, give it to them for a better chance the will use it but still. Now when I see celebs with cool things I assume it was given to them by the company just to promote it, not because the person wanted it.

Because a lot of people are drones and slavishly follow trends. People like to think they're "cool" by having and wearing the same things as popular people. I think it's just sad :P

If by fake you mean scripted and planned for the purpose entertaining the millions (AND MILLIONS!) of fans, then yes, yes it is.
However, having seen the damage these guys walk away with to their bodies, you still take a beating, and it takes an amazing amount of strength and acrobatics to pull it off without killing yourself and others.
I take comfort in the fact that it's faked to the point of entertainment and not just a blood sport.

Personally I never understood the appeal, even as a kid which is their target demographic. I'd much rather watch acrobatic hot chicks than muscle freaks :P

LoL his gonna go, there is no instagram on this how do i use it.
Then it proably take him 10 years to work out, that he has use a third party.

And on tomorrows news: " 'The Rock' is hospitalized with a destroyed foot after he dropped his new Nokia on it"

He has a much bigger following. Not to mention that his followers appear to give him a lot of respect. So by seeing him use and love this phone there's no telling how many will want because he uses it.

The rock will take the one, S4, the 5, put them all in a blender to whip them up, freeze them overnight, then the next day, take that frozen block, shine it up real nice, turn it sideways, and stick it straight up htsh$t, samdung and crapple's candy a$$e$.

Never cared about celeb product placement and never likes them getting free stuff when they can afford it.

You need to take your roody poo candy @$$ to the corner of "know your role" blvd and Jabroni drive and check yourself directly into the smackdown hotel.

Wait. There's some guy that calls himself The Rock? LOL! That's so freaking retarded. I'm sure our brilliant citizenry will elect him into public office soon...

Nah, that's not it. Even as a child having a certain level of intelligence and being heterosexual I had no interest in Wrestlemania. I had a mentally retarded cousin that was big into it, though. Anyway, congratulations to The Rock. Enjoy the phone and try not to hit anyone over the head with it.

Didn't know "thick" is "stupid" Aussie slang only! LOL I chose The Rock. Finally a guy who's taller and stronger than me!

He may be good in football but he's to stupid to know how to work with a smartphone. He can barely speak his own language...lol
(yeah, I can say that, I'm Portuguese :P)

I am just taking a shot in the dark. But I would assume that the rock being so famous that someone just searching him and or WP (Nokia, 1020) will find this article. Thereby some who don't know the site well might be inclined to download and see what other news might be covered. Thus increasing the user base of wpc.

What you all are experiencing with these girls is a phenomenon called "group hotness". Three or more girls in a group appear hotter together than individually. Try cropping each one solo to see the reverse effect - it's not always pretty. (So my pick is all three.)

..rich people being gifted phones.. Had to wait 4 years to get my Lumia 620.
Why would they just give him one anyway, make sure you hire the guy as an ambassador or something, have him use the thing like Jessica Alba does.. I'm overanalyzing this but I'm pissed, so yeah.
Love them executives.

I hate to be a downer, but you know that after he plays with it for a day or two, he's going to give it away or throw it in a drawer and go back to his iPhone.

I know what you mean by puny I gone to a wwe event where he was there im 5,10 215 and and I practically eat dumbbells and he still seemed twice my size I was like wtf this guy is a monster

Nokia: Because you're such an awesome guy, have a 1020
Rock: Hey man, thanks!
And the phone was promptly tossed in a drawer never to be seen again.

I can't believe I had to scroll through this many comments to get to a comment about photo quality. I would hope this is not a 1020 photo... it's overexposed, a little blurry and no depth of field.

I'm a big fan of the Rock, too! Diehard wrestling fan here. He's so lucky, and awesome that he's a member of the WP family! Wonder what color 1020 he's getting?

Am I the only who wants the phone and don't care about any of the people in the photo?  Send me a phone Nokia!

I know its promotional but let Rock buy his own 1020. Gift me a 1020, I promise to tell everyone I know about it.

The steps to get free stuff: Become famous, get rich and wait to receive free stuff from a thousand brands.

I don't know, he may just sell it, how does nokia know he will use it (unless they pay him to do so)
giving it to a poor guy would've been much better advertising :)

a: Does he know how to use it? 
b: Does he need it?
c: Could he afford one anyway?
d: Those girls look well happy posing with a sweaty wrestler.

Did nobody else realise that he posted this to facebook using the iphone twitter app? The photo is taken by an iphone.
On another note, look between the two women on the right, does anyone else see a blue phone shaped object? Doesn't look like a 1020 or a 925.