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What would you do for a Lumia Windows Phone? Would you allow Nokia to paint your car?

Nokia has painted a Peugeot 107 in Lumia colours following a tweet from Damien in Wexford, Ireland, who stated that he’d let the Finnish Windows Phone manufacturer add something extra to his car for a new Lumia 900. This was an odd request, but one Nokia simply couldn’t pass on. 

Not only does it provide free advertising for the Windows Phone platform and the Lumia family of smartphones, but it also engages the social community with another "wow" marketing stunt. 

It was stated on the Nokia Conversations blog post that the team took a number of weeks to plan, coupled with million cups of coffee. If you happen to reside in Ireland, you might well see an unexpected sight on the streets - the Lumia Car.

Check out the following video for a quick look at the work required to make the changes. The end result is pretty impressive.

Let us know what you'd do for a Lumia Windows Phone in the comments below, would you let Nokia apply Lumia vinyl to your car?

Source: Nokia Conversations

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

79 Comments
  • Nope .. Sorry.
  • Depends on how shit of a car you drive.
  • I drive a Cadillac .. They will ruin a classic..lol
  • They could cover the rust on my 1998 Chev Silverado any day!
  • I would let them do whatever they wanted to my mx73 drift car for a pureview wp8.
  • I don't see why not
  • Since my Phone is a little bruised and battered. Might as well sign me up... 
  • As much as I love my lumia no I would not
  • Heck yeah I would. I don't mind driving around in a vehicle that shows my love for Nokia and Lumia!
  • Nokia - you can paint my house, and you can dress my wife. all i ask fro is Nokia drive working in Israel...
  • Lol :D
  • Plus the car looks more unique. Pretty cool :)
  • I've thought about this a ton, but I don't think I'd do it for just $500 (cost of new phone).  I'd do it for a paycheck...I'd drive around in a Red Bull car if it meant they paid my payments / at least half my payments.
  • But don't they give you the car, they just make sure you drive around on a daily basis? My aunt got a Honda CR-V for this hospital in Long Beach, California. She just had to drive around and advertise the hospital. 
  • I didn't see much "painting" in the vid. Either way, good marketing, great phone, love my Lumia.
  • My 99 accord can use a paint job, so yes. Don't even give me a phone. I'll be happy with the free paint job. Where do I sign up?
  • Paint or simple vinyl decals? Either way, a cool story. :)
  • Hmmm...I'd let Nokia dress my good friend Dan in a frilly magenta dress and send him to an Oakland Raiders game. I'd let them do that for a new Lumia.
  • Hahahajahahahajaj
  • And the Nokia obsession continues.
  • Are you trolling? After you made a stink that Nokia supporters spam the non Nokia phone posts, this posts reads as trolling. Just saying
  • +
  • Consider the debt paid
  • Heck yeah. I would let them paint my car for free
  • Considering the shape my car is in, I'd gladly let them paint it. Just about anything would be an improvement over the current finish. (Still runs great though, so who cares how it looks?)
  • Current finish, eh? I see what you did there
  • Took me a minute - then I saw what I did too. Well played "past Fogo", well played. ;)
  • Hahahahahahahahahaha :')
     
  • I'll do it for one of the new flagship Windows 8 Nokia Phones.. The same goes for Samsung & HTC.. Not all at the same time of course, but I would extend the invitation..
  • I drive a 1989 Toyota Camry. They can paint my car for a WP8.
  • Pay me more... I will let them paint my navigator...
  • Not with the now defunct OS7 on it. A new one with OS8 on it.... Definitely!
  • When are you going to learn its WP7 not OS7, this is not an older mac...
  • Nokia can do whatever they want to my car - I have a 98 Taurus!
  • Abso-truthly. Free paint job and a WP? Too bad on tmobile.
  • Yes please ! Think My New mazda looks a little plain..... would look much better with nice decals !
  • I would if the Lumia 900 I got was TMOUS 3G compatible. 
  • It will be when TMOUS finishes refarming their spectrum
  • I would!
  • tattoo.... uh.. no i didn't say it don't put it on me :P ill wear glasses that say nokia though :P
  • I would totally let them paint my Nissan truck. Shoot. Paint it and add a blow up Nokia phone for the truck bed too!
  • Name my third born lumia. :P
  • Hell no my cars paint job is worth way more than a phone that is considered old.
  • I would if it was a windows 8 lumia.
  • The video also a free advertising of ice cream, just saying.
  • actually i have a 900 but my car needs a repaint anyway ^^
  • Yes :P
  • If you watch the bideo you can ser that it's just vinyl decals. No paint at all. That comes off your car no problem.
  • Yes but where I live temp is around 90-110f so once you remove the decal your car is left with a sun burn
  • YES! I'd let Nokia paint or vinyl of paint AND vinyl my silver 2006 Toyota Scion XB  for a Nokia Lumia 900 or 2! Come do it please! I'd love to promote Nokia and Nokia Lumia's!
  • I'll paint my car for Nokia, but I want more than just a single Lumia... I'd want a Lumia every year that I own the car. Hell, throw in a Surface Pro for the same and Microsoft and Nokia can paint it to look like a Nascar racer, and I'll even pull a Ricky Bobby and sell the windshield! (Okay, maybe not the last part for safety reasons.)
  • I would.....
  • this story reeks of Alan Partridge.
  • I'd let them put stickers on my Laptop I go with it everywhere (I have no car)
  • I'd trade in my Android phone too!
  • I'd definitely do it. I'd love to have a Lumia, but mostly because my truck has a lot of dings and scratches all over it. A new paint job would really help in avoiding rust.
  • Suh-WEETah! I wanna do it NOW!! Crazy Irish...great minds think alike!!! =D
  • Not for a 900, but I would for whatever flagship is next. Why not, its just vinyl that could come of if required anyway!
  • +1
  • I would get a Nokia tattoo and paint my car
  • When aliens attack and see this car, it'll make us look illiterate with this twitter garbage.
  • Come paint my truck!
  • Is there an ebay in Ireland? This is where this car might be headed.
  • Can this guy sue Nokia for falsely passing decals as paint? If they put decals on top of my dented and rust spotted car, I would sue. Especially if the deal was for a paint job.
  • Id rather just buy one
  • Paint my room in Lumia colours, I'd want that :D
  • Is that a blood pressure check truck behind one of the images? Let your car get painted,then check your bp for free! :-)
  • Deadly! A lumia 900 too! Well done from a jealous guy in Clonmel Tipperary!
  • They could paint my bike! I already have the 900 though.
  • A lumia wp8 ?
    Og course :-)
    Paint my Chevy Blazer anytime
    (Norway)
  • Don't have a car. But they're more than welcome to paint my titanium Ninja 500. Just installed some LED underglow. A new paint job would be nice as well. ;)
  • Pimp my ride Nokia style... love it...
     
    Just dont' think I could do it to my Lexus...
  • Nokia. I'd let you run Lumia ads on my Facebook profile cover for a Nokia 'Phi' (i.e WP8 marquee phone) for 12 months. I'd settle for any other Nokia WP8 phone though but for a lesser amount of time like 9months for the 'Arrow' and 6 months for an 'Atlas'. I am not yanking your chain.
  • I'd let anybody paint my car for a windows phone.
  • Don't mind the paint, certainly don't mind the Lumia 900 either.
  • I would run around the Mall of America with a Nokia 900 (or Nokia Windows 8 device) costume on while handing out info for the new upcoming Nokia Windows 8 device.  Maybe I could be chasing around a new iPhone 5 and beating the crap out of it .... :)
  • they could tattoo any part of my body for one-- or yeah wrap my car 
     
  • I would give you my nokia lumia for a brand new wp8.. what a deal??
  • My eternal gratitude :)