Becca over at our pals Shiny Shiny has a real treat for Batman fans today. A real world Bat Phone from Nokia! Read on for her thoughts on the Dark Knight’s new branded blower.
Today the prologue to the highly anticipated final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, was shown to a (very lucky) select few at IMAX cinemas across the nation.
According to online sources, the six minute prologue was impressive, action-packed and well worth the trip, despite some saying bad guy Bane’s voice was a little muffled (but don’t worry fans that should hopefully be rectified in the actual film).
But it’s not just the prologue that got people talking today, but the fact that 40 of the lucky attendees also got their hands on a limited edition The Dark Knight Rises Nokia Lumia 800. Yes, really.
There’s been no official word from Nokia or Warner Bros, but a few images of the phones are now online and from what we can see they’re normal Nokia Lumia 800 black handsets with a bat logo etched into the back. Very nice.
Some online commentators have been criticising the design, suggesting the phone should be a little more unusual and the bat on the back is far too subtle, but we think the understated design actually makes it much more desirable, fitting with the dark scenes we’ve seen of the film so far and much more impressive than some all-singing-all-dancing, cheesy gimmick.
There’s also Bane wallpaper on the phone too and an un-named source has confirmed to us that this is in actual fact an alert system to tell the owners of the fancy new Lumias when the next Dark Knight Rises activity is about to kick off. After all, remember this is only the start of the lead up to the film’s release in summer 2012, we’re expecting a lot of additional activity if The Dark Knight is anything to go by.
But don’t get too excited just yet, you’re not likely to ever get your hands on one because our source also told us that the 40 handed out today are all there is. Ever. Anyone else wishing they’d broken/blagged their way into the IMAX today too?