The Dark Knight Rises on the Nokia Lumia 900

The Dark Knight Rises on the Nokia Lumia 900

Summary: Nokia does a good job of tying in movies to their devices and Lumia owners can now get some exclusive new Batman content for free.


I enjoy all of the comic action movies and the blockbuster this summer is going to be The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR). Nokia has been featured in movies before and this year worked out a partnership with TDKR. As detailed on the Nokia Conversations site Nokia Lumia Windows Phone owners can download TDKR application now in the Marketplace.

I found the application this weekend and installed it on my white Nokia Lumia 900 to check out the content. You will find film trailers, behind-the-scenes video footage, wallpapers, and audio tones that you can use as your ringtone.

As stated in the Nokia press information, "The app also features an immersive TDKR game 'Claim Gotham City' that has people choose sides, Batman or Bane, and claim and defend places through real-life Foursquare check-ins. Users will be rewarded with TDKR exclusive content for claiming places for their side and can play solo or with others." It is interesting that Nokia integrated Foursquare check-ins into the game and that is something I am trying out now.

You will also find a countdown to the US release on 20 July and theater locator that uses Nokia Maps. Talk about the movie on Twitter can also be viewed within the application. If you have a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone and enjoy Batman, then download and try out this free exclusive application.

Nokia is also releasing some exclusive The Dark Knight Rises black Lumia 900 devices that have the Batman logo etched into the back.

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  • Nothing but cheap gimicks

    Is this what the once great Nokia is reduced to? I guess this is what happens when you put a snake oil salesman in charge... Has anyone seen the stock price for Nokia lately?
    Jumpin Jack Flash
    • Didn't Apple

      Release a U2 themed iPod? And wasn't there an R2D2 themed Droid device? If I recall correctly there was another Android device that had an electronic copy of Avatar on it - and had a projector built in...

      Nokia is not the first nor the last to use cheap gimmicks to sell a device. Although I have to admit as a Batman fan a Batman themed device is pretty sweet
      • At one time...

        Nokia sold simply on it's reputation, but since their reputation is now tarnished, they're resorting to cheap gimmicks.

        I believe the U2 iPod also came with like $50 worth of U2 songs. It was also a music collector's item (who'd have thought that), a collectable music player for music enthusiasts?

        What reference would a phone have to a movie? Does the phone have the movie on it? What distinguishes it from the thousands of black Lumia 900 Nokia sold already?
        Jumpin Jack Flash
  • The dark desperation of a former knight who can't rise to the occasion

    From a company that didn't even have to advertize to sell products, to one that now is desperate to grab customers. Sad part is that the death of Nokia will be due to Windows Phone.
  • Say what?

    Idiot signs two-year service contract with AT&T to get Batman trailer on his phone. Film at 11.
    Robert Hahn
    • It's About Value-Added

      Nokia is providing a number of apps that are exclusively available for Nokia phones. This is just another example. It's a way of Nokia being able to differentiate themselves and their product in a Windows Phone market (i.e. value-added). Plus, it's a demonstration of their superior commitment to the WP platform in comparison to the lackluster offerings of other WP manufacturers - something that has been detrimental to the platform in the past.

      Would someone contract with AT&T to get a Lumia just because it has Batman movie info as an app? Unlikely. But with the Nokia WP platform being more compelling than others from the past, better marketing, better sales and after-sales support, and exclusive Nokia apps like their navigation, map, and other apps, it increases the attractiveness of a Nokia phone over something that might arguably be a slightly better phone (like the Titan II).

      Getting a Lumia with the Batman logo etched into the back is another consideration for those that might be inclined - but it was a minor afterthought in the article and should rightfully be treated as such.
      achilles heal