Quick Note: Nokia Mocks Samsung, "KitKat"
September 5, 2013 10:01 AM
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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:
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RE: oh rly
9/5/2013 4:40:02 PM
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
9/5/2013 7:39:33 PM
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.
"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet. A lot of these people don't have Ph.Ds, and they don't have a degree in computer science." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
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