I’m still a man, though, and when the folks at M80 and AT&T got in touch with Popdose about having us review the Nokia Lumia 920, I felt the irresistible allure of the new gadget — and when none of our staffers were interested in writing up the phone, I agreed to take it and report on my findings. This little guy is supposed to show up on my doorstep tomorrow:
If you pay attention to new phones, you know the Lumia 920 has been getting solid reviews — Engadget called it “Nokia’s greatest Windows phone yet” — and you might be wondering why AT&T would want to hand out a phone to the Rush-loving, bourbon-swilling weirdos at Popdose. (I wondered too.) Turns out it’s for a holiday promotion detailed below:
This holiday season AT&T is launching “A Gift That Money Can’t Buy,” a site that allows teens to give their parent a one-of-a-kind digital gift. The site will also nudge the recipient in the right direction of what to get for their kids, which is (hint hint), the latest and greatest AT&T smartphone – specifically a Nokia Lumia 920. Check out the great gifts available:
- A very, very very personal greeting from Luke Perry
- A guitar solo from Richie Sambora
- A holiday feast prepared by celebrity chef Michael Voltaggio
- A joke handed down from comedian Richard Lewis
- A cameo in this month’s The Onion
Each week throughout the holiday season we’ll be refreshing the site with new gifts like A Top Secret Golf Tip from a Pro… just for starters.
I’ll check back in after a few days to offer my thoughts on the phone. In the meantime, Luke Perry is waiting for you — go get ‘im.