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Nokia cracks on KitKat

Even though Microsoft recently purchased Nokia’s Hardware and Services division for over $7 billion, that isn’t stopping Nokia from ribbing its larger, more lucrative competitors.
 
Following the news that Samsung is set to soon release a device based on Android 4.4 “KitKat”, Nokia Germany tweeted a picture of a Samsung Android smartphone snapped in half with the notation "Have a break, have a..." implying have a Nokia device instead.


Clearly, the image is making fun of Samsung and trying to bring to mind the KitKat candy bar commercials that show someone snapping one of the chocolaty cookie wafers in half. And in case you were wondering, the widely rumored “Key Lime Pie” alias for Android 4.4 was voted down because it wasn't a popular enough dessert. 

For even more amusement, be sure to check out Google's KitKat video which pokes fun at Apple and Jony Ive:

Source: Twitter



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oh rly
By sprockkets on 9/5/2013 10:26:47 AM , Rating: 0
Basically that picture is what Microsoft is going to do your Nokia phones now that they own you.




RE: oh rly
By drumsticks on 9/5/2013 11:35:08 AM , Rating: 4
R&D stays in finland. I doubt microsoft will have a TON of influence when it comes to the mobile phone development... they know where the expertise is and they didn't just buy somebody who is an expert in hardware to say "no our way is better." Even Ballmer isn't that dumb, and with Elop as a potential CEO, or even somebody else, I imagine they'll give devices the autonomy they need to still create quality hardware.


RE: oh rly
By Mitch101 on 9/5/13, Rating: 0
RE: oh rly
By Reclaimer77 on 9/5/2013 3:28:25 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I think Elop will be the next CEO of Microsoft and what he did with Nokia is position them to be where they needed to be. Lean and Mean with a great product lineup and excellent exclusives.


Oh my god...

Dude Elop positioned Nokia from a near market leader to a company on life-support from Microsoft. Now they don't even own their own phone division.

THIS is the measure of a good CEO to you? Someone who runs companies into the ground!

http://seekingalpha.com/article/916271-how-stephen...


RE: oh rly
By Mitch101 on 9/5/2013 4:30:18 PM , Rating: 3
What your saying was Symbian was superior to Android/IOS and could have held its own? Somehow especially coming from you I don't buy that. Nokia running with Symbian would be like RIM/Blackberry is now an eco system looking for a lifeline that nobody is interested in. Sadly Microsoft might buy them but I hope they dont. If they do its for the patent portfolio.

Anyone who thinks Symbian could compete is delusional and change doesn't happen overnight so Elop made the right move by picking the OS the others weren't focusing on properly and running with it. Same way Samsung decided to release a premier device with Android and it paid off for them. Now you cant say Android without saying Samsung and you cant say Windows Phone without saying Nokia.

Nokia is also on the comeback just getting out the devices needed to bring them back. Its the perfect time for Microsoft to buy them right at the cusp of the growth line. Nokia isnt like Samsung they don't make the parts like Samsung that others need so Nokia doesn't have a cash cow to fall back on. However now that Microsoft owns them they have a huge cash cow of support. You can thank Elop for that he saved Nokia from being the next RIM/Blackberry.

If anything Samsung is worried about this they cant kill Nokia now and Google is going to work on Motorola wanting a return. Where does that leave Samsung, HTC, Huawai with Android? They would be dumb to think Google/Motorola doesnt eventually spell disaster for them. Samsung is making their own OS to compete with Android as a result because they see it coming. They should probably buy HP's WebOs because it wasn't bad.


RE: oh rly
By Reclaimer77 on 9/5/2013 4:40:02 PM , Rating: 1
I'm not saying any of that. I'm not saying anything. I'm just stating a fact, one that's been accepted by pretty much EVERY tech website out there: That Elop ran Nokia into the dirt and suffered from the same complacent attitude that RIM did.

I'm shocked that you, someone who's so pro-Microsoft, wouldn't be terrified at the prospect of Elop being CEO. Hell I don't even want to see him running Microsoft. Balmer was at least competent.


RE: oh rly
By nikon133 on 9/5/2013 7:39:33 PM , Rating: 4
Nokia hit the dirt under Elop, but I do think Nokia's collision path (with the dirt) was pretty much set in stone well before Elop took over.

Maybe Symbian was still looking strong back then, but it was in it's Indian summer, and deep. There was no tomorrow for Symbian. And Nokia's next gen was pretty much stillborn.

Looking at Nokia today - smaller but back to profitability, with growing sales and wide, dynamic range of Lumia products - I think they are on a good path. Would they be better with Android? Hard to say. They are brand with tradition, but looking at HTC... and to some extend other Android OEM (except for Samsung), it doesn't look like it is easy to make it there either.


RE: oh rly
By Reclaimer77 on 9/5/2013 4:51:07 PM , Rating: 3
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If anything Samsung is worried about this they cant kill Nokia now and Google is going to work on Motorola wanting a return. Where does that leave Samsung, HTC, Huawai with Android? They would be dumb to think Google/Motorola doesnt eventually spell disaster for them. Samsung is making their own OS to compete with Android as a result because they see it coming. They should probably buy HP's WebOs because it wasn't bad.


And will you stop with this? It's such a hack piece of speculation you guys keep repeating. They are not going to break away from Android. And they are certainly not scared to death of Nokia. Where do you guys get this stuff? GoogleRola spells "disaster" for Samsung? Just..lol!

You guys were saying this exact same doom and gloom when Amazon forked Android for the Kindle Fire tablets. Oh no, it's over for Google!! Just come on, stop.


RE: oh rly
By sprockkets on 9/5/2013 5:34:47 PM , Rating: 2
You are right. Thanks to elop, they pretty much devalued Nokia to crumbs and let them be overtaken by apple and samsung.

Way to go Elop! If there is anything a good CEO does is declare your own products suck, rid anything non-windows that was working and cause billions of dollars of financial loss!


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