For the past few weeks I have been rallying friends, family and colleagues to post a comment or recommendation on my Nokia N9 Test Pilot website. The idea is that I pitch the reason why I should be given the chance to test pilot the N9. My pitch is on the top half of the website, which I believe stands me in a good position because I have a popular website, I am a massive fan of Nokia and the N900 (N9 or N950), I regularly blog, tweet and pasionately motivate people why they should go with a Nokia instead of other brands and willing to make the N9 an even more popular phone with my reviews, blogs and tweets.

Here are the original “Google translated” rules of the competition (as of 16th July 2011) when I entered.

Become a test pilot for Nokia N9
How to apply

Take the opportunity to become one of 30 selected test pilots of new Nokia N9. The selection is based on an assessment of how well you fit just as a test pilot. The 30 best-motivation and the best recommendations from friends will be selected. August 21, 2011 is last day to apply. In order to apply pair your Facebook account with this site and then invites your own friends to tell about why you are suitable as a test pilot for Nokia N9.
Selection

To have a chance of being selected, you must first write a good justification. But you also need to fight for your friends to advise you on this site. You do this by dividing your application on Facebook and show them to your application in which they comment on it and recommend you! It is important to you as a participant encourage your friends to comment and keep the dialogue alive on your application, it increases the chances of admittance.

The jury consists of representatives from Nokia Sweden who will review all applications and select the 30 that are considered best suited as test pilots. The decision, based both on the participant’s own motivation and participant support from friends, is final and can not be appealed. Nokia is able to remove the contribution that can be perceived offensive. To participate, you must be over 18 years. Nokia reserves the right to use entries in their marketing.
Being a test pilot

The 30 selected test pilots undertake at a later stage to conduct the test data with the Nokia N9 such as (but not limited to) to blog about Nokia N9, Twitter and use it during September and October 2011. Each selected test pilot also agree that the above event appears in Nokia’s own channels, such as (but not limited to) www.nokia.se and / or one or more third-party media. The pilot retains its Nokia N9 after the test period. The phone can not be exchanged for money.

New cooperation and competition description struck between Nokia and Sweden each selected test pilot. The test pilot at the end of the period deemed to have made its best efforts to showcase and disseminate knowledge on Nokia N9 rewarded with a weekend trip for two to London.

Any profits tax paid by the participant. The adopted notified by e-mail. Nokia employees and their relatives may not participate.

All data are processed in PDA, the Personal Data Act.

So how disappointed am I today when I discover that Nokia Sweden have gone and changed the rules. Here is what it says today, again using Google Translate. I am not sure when the rules changed, probably when they saw how well I was doing with all my comments.

Become a test pilot for Nokia N9
How to apply

Take the opportunity to become one of 30 selected test pilots of new Nokia N9. The selection is based on an assessment of how well you fit just as a test pilot. The 30 best-motivation and the best recommendations from friends will be selected. August 21, 2011 is last day to apply. In order to apply pair your Facebook account with this site and then invites your own friends to tell about why you are suitable as a test pilot for Nokia N9.
Selection

To have a chance of being selected, you must first write a good justification. But you also need to fight for your