Earlier this year, Nokia launched a scheme whereby anyone can try out one of their latest phones for two weeks free of charge. Since then, it has added a few other devices to the no strings attached scheme, namely the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Pureview 808.
Nokia will cover delivery costs and customs charges where applicable, and trialists are encouraged to provide feedback to the company. Other devices included in the trial are the Lumia 710, the Lumia 610 and the Nokia Purity 360 HD headset.
Of course, the company chooses who will be getting the free playtime with its phones, and individuals are required to pitch to Nokia about why they should be selected to participate in the scheme. You can increase your chance of being selected by highlighting your online presence (Twitter, YouTube, blogging etc.), and sharing reasons why you are contemplating a switch to Nokia soon.
It will be interesting to see if and when Nokia's two newest handsets, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, are added to the project. Both were launched at the beginning of September at a special event in New York, and we had a bit of hands-on time with the new-gen handsets over in the Big Apple.
Nokia has already started to clear out existing Windows Phone handsets ahead of the launch of its latest devices. The Lumia 710, for example, is billed on the Finnish firm's website as available from £99.95 on PAYG deals, or £229.95 SIM-free.
Source: Nokia Conversations