Okay folks, it’s here… this is your chance to be one of the first 97 people worldwide to own a Nokia N97! That’s right, before it officially launches.

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What is it and how does it work?

Search for N is a global competition that is running concurrently in China, UAE (Dubai), Russia, France, Benelux, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and South Africa. Over a period of seven days (26 May – 2 Jun), 5 cryptic clues will be published on this blog (as well as other websites / blogs that have partnered with Nokia globally), on selected days at 1pm SA time. Once you solve all 5 riddles, email your answers to me immediately, as the first three correct entries received will each win a Nokia N97 handset.  The local version of this competition is being run on four blogs, www.nafisa.co.za being one of them.

It starts right now, so here’s your first clue:

Haptic and tactile are types of these

Remember to keep your answers and send them all together (along with a scanned copy of your ID) via email to me on this address as soon as you solve the last riddle. Do not answer via comments.

Basic rules

  1. This competition is open to all South African citizens with a valid ID
  2. Participants have to be 18 years or older
  3. Winners will be announced once their identities has been verified (include a scanned copy of your ID with your answers). If you want to fax them through, email me and I will provide you with a number.
  4. If winners do not respond to formal notification within 1 week, Nokia will select a random replacement winner
  5. Prizes are neither transferable nor exchangeable for cash
  6. Winner agrees to allow their photograph to be taken and published in print media or to appear on radio, the internet & television when accepting his/her prize

Full T&C’s available here.

So, why am I running this competition?
Quite simply because I rock and Nokia agrees 😉

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30 Comments
 
  1. Azra 26/05/2009 at 13:03 Reply

    Ha! I was here from 12:59 LOL! You were on the marker 😀

  2. Nielfa Hanifa 26/05/2009 at 13:03 Reply

    LOL… I think I already have this one 🙂

  3. Fatima 26/05/2009 at 13:16 Reply

    Lol, I’ve been here from 12:45, and I kept on refreshing. I didn’t trust my RSS reader 🙂

  4. shafinaaz(kimya) 26/05/2009 at 13:22 Reply

    Im off to a meeting. lOL.. enjoy!

  5. ismail 26/05/2009 at 13:24 Reply

    i got this… *yay* are the clues diff on each blog?

  6. Nafisa 26/05/2009 at 13:26 Reply

    Thanks for the support ladies 😉

    @ismail – they can be different but the answers are all the same.

  7. Nielfa Hanifa 26/05/2009 at 13:33 Reply

    @Nafisa I picked that up already 🙂

  8. redsaid 26/05/2009 at 16:14 Reply

    Oh, this is SO cool!!! (And so are you, for getting to be a part of this!)

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  10. ash 26/05/2009 at 19:49 Reply

    awesome competition Nafisa!
    Got the first one 😉

  11. Madoda 26/05/2009 at 21:02 Reply

    Got this, Im a late bloomer, hopefully it wont be the case on the 2nd. Lol

  12. Kitten 26/05/2009 at 22:49 Reply

    Sounds good.

  13. rafiq 27/05/2009 at 10:32 Reply

    Can i use my South African Passport to enter?

  14. Nafisa 27/05/2009 at 11:10 Reply

    @rafiq – passports are accepted, along with proof of residency.
    That goes for you too, K1LLa.

  15. rafiq 27/05/2009 at 11:15 Reply

    It’s a South African passport with a my South African ID number on it. That ok?

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  17. Nafisa 27/05/2009 at 18:35 Reply

    @rafiq – yes, that’s fine.

    @everyone – thanks for the support, I hope you play along.. it is for YOU guys 😉

  18. Chris Stobbs 28/05/2009 at 13:03 Reply

    any help for the first one please?

  19. Nafisa 28/05/2009 at 13:11 Reply

    @Chris – Just remember, you’re searching for N and I’m giving N97’s away.

  20. Chris Stobbs 28/05/2009 at 13:25 Reply

    he he he
    Apparently this site is supposed to validate your answers and I think it’s wrong could you just confirm this site is working.
    I’ve tried my answer which I think is correct but it says it’s wrong…
    http://blogs.nokia.com/nseries/index.php/search-for-n/

    could you check for me?

  21. Nafisa 28/05/2009 at 13:31 Reply

    I’m not sure how that site is supposed to work but I won’t be using it to validate answers because I already have them. Sorry about that.

  22. Chris Stobbs 28/05/2009 at 13:33 Reply

    I know you have the answers I was just wondering you could type in your first answer and check what the site response is?
    The site is supposed the be the official Search for N site with links to all the bloggers around the world that are involved. it’s not something that is going to steal your answers I promise…

  23. Nafisa 28/05/2009 at 13:38 Reply

    Okay, I’ve checked, put in the correct answer but it’s marking it incorrect. Hmmm.

  24. Chris Stobbs 28/05/2009 at 13:41 Reply

    thank you for that…
    Now at last I can stop doubting myself 🙂

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  26. mo 29/05/2009 at 04:17 Reply

    can i check my answer somewhere???

  27. joe 29/05/2009 at 04:21 Reply

    is the answer touchscreen?

  28. Nafisa 29/05/2009 at 09:19 Reply

    @mo – I wasn’t given anything from Nokia South Africa to do so.

    @joe – Is there any competition that confirms or denies an answer before it officially ends?

  29. Denis 31/05/2009 at 11:09 Reply

    can we send a copy of our ids after you confirm if we’re winners or not?

    Not really keen just sending it if im not gna win 😉

  30. Nafisa 31/05/2009 at 11:29 Reply

    @Denis – unfortunately not. Because it’s a global competition, we need to make sure South Africans win in SA.

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