UPDATE: Apparently the “beta test” is over, you can now trade in your Lumia for an iPhone. Sorry Nokia, nice try. In lieu of this so-called “beta test” ending, Nokia has decided to take down all their slanderous videos bashing the one company who could outsell Lumia 900 numbers with the 3GS alone. I was able to find one video still uploaded to a random YouTube, the second is the “Beta Test is Over” video. Enjoy.
First, let me say that I haven’t heard of Nokia doing anything groundbreaking or amazing since they released those bricks with interchangeable face-plates. (and yes I owned one… So what!) And if your wondering, I think those throwback Nokia Phones were far better than any Symbian OS phone.
With the Lumia 900 set to release in the U.S. on April 8, Nokia has put together a “cleaver” ad campaign called Smartphone Beta Test. This phone will be no more than the title of it’s ad campaign, a beta test… While it’s comical, I can’t decide whether it’s funny because of good scripting or the fact that Nokia, NOKIA, is actually trying to go up against Apple. Bahahaha!
Second, isn’t someone showing up a little “fashionably late” to the smartphone party? They haven’t had any major successes with their other smartphones, why try to start now? I mean they’re releasing a smartphone with iPhone 4-ish specs. Does this phone really stand a chance in the game? Nokia here’s a tip, you have to go bigger and better than the newer model to achieve any leverage in the smartphone industry.
I have to admit the “death grip” ad was funny and kept my short attention span for a few minutes, but that’s about it. It’s not going to make me a believer…
I hope Nokia doesn’t expect people to buy a phone based on some envious cheap shots at the best selling smartphone…
Furthermore, I think it’s funny that
the video above states it takes place in 2007. (Apparently the videos were removed…) So basically their shooting for a phone better than the iPhone 2G right? Let’s all give a warm welcome and a round of applause to Nokia. You’re finally doing something proactive with your life! ( I love the smell of fresh sarcasm in the morning.)
Now don’t get me wrong, I understand their need to bash on Android phone build quality. But to attack Apple on an outdated issue like the “death grip” is definitely a desperate cry for advertising.
On most occasions I wouldn’t bother giving cheap shot videos any extra hits on YouTube, but hopefully you’ll find these as pathetically amusing as I did.
I’m an iPhone guy, but I don’t think this Lumia has a chance against even Android phones.
What do you think?