Nokia today announced that they have ten highly exclusive Nokia 8800’s with Brian Eno’s signature emblazoned upon them. The phones are being auctioned online to raise money for two charities chosen by Brian, the Keiskamma Aids Treatment program and The World Land Trust.
The auction starts on 8th January 2007 and goes on until 12th February 2007. Each phone will come with a certificate of authenticity.
The Keiskamma Aids Treatment program provides both HIV education and anti-retroviral drug therapy to the residents of the district at the mouth of the Keiskamma River in South Africa. The World Land Trust, a well-regarded UK-based conservation project, has helped buy and preserve more than 300,000 acres of ecologically-rich habitats from South America to the Philippines.
“I would like to thank the people who bid for these phones for helping towards solutions to two of the biggest problems facing the world: climate change and Aids,” said Brian Eno. “The World Land Trust seeks to address long term environmental change by planting trees and caring for the land. The Keiskamma Trust is a great example of an intelligent local response to a global problem, helping people with AIDS to manage their condition and live useful and productive lives”
“We are truly delighted to work closely with Brian, who composed the soundtrack to the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition, to raise funds in support of his chosen charities,” says Heikki Norta, Senior Vice President, Lifestyle Products, for Nokia. “In addition to supporting these two very worthwhile causes, each successful bidder will own an exceptionally unique mobile phone, each individually numbered and signed by the composer himself.”
Bidding is easy: just visit nokiacharityauction.com to find out more.