Nokia has some fun crashing Samsung's launch party

As we know, Samsung announced their new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the ATIV S, at IFA 2012 earlier this week alongside their Windows RT ATIV Tab tablet. Nokia called out Samsung shortly afterwards, calling the ATIV S just a "warm-up act" for the new Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices that Nokia plans on showing off next week at their event.

Now more images are coming through thanks to The Nokia Blog that shows more of the fun Nokia had crashing Samsung's launch party. Initially it seemed there was just a lone sign holder promoting Nokia's Lumia launch, but it turns out there were actually a whole bunch, causing a nice amount of havoc for the security at Samsung's event.

In case you missed it in the last 24 hours, a few leaks (one and two) surrounding Nokia's upcoming Arrow/Lumia 820 and Phi/Lumia 920 have surfaced. You should check them out before Nokia's event on September 5th, where they will be unveiled in full.

Via: WPCentral
Source: The Nokia Blog

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Desperate move by a dying company. Pretty sad really. Didn't Nokia learn anything from RIM's similarly poor fake protest? I guess not.

simplezz said,
Desperate move by a dying company. Pretty sad really. Didn't Nokia learn anything from RIM's similarly poor fake protest? I guess not.

kinda like the Mac vs PC ads.. the only difference is that apple spent a few hundred million on advertising to diss the competition where as this is just a few people with signs

First off, Nokia is hardly dying, second Samsung basically crashed the WP8 device launch in general. No doubt other OEM were asked to wait until the MS/Nokia announcement next week. Samsung don't care, neither does Nokia who is very good with creating valuable attention out of very little.

Oh and did I mention the death of Nokia has been greatly overrated? But that will become apparent in a few days..

simplezz said,
Desperate move by a dying company. Pretty sad really. Didn't Nokia learn anything from RIM's similarly poor fake protest? I guess not.

Hhahahaa

Samsungatu is so hot right now he could take a crap, wrap it in tinfoil, put a couple fish hooks on it and sell it to Queen Elizabeth as earrings...
I mean... they are being followed by everyone. What better move for free press than crashing in their party?

The move worked, it's got the kids posting their "childish" replies and talking about Nokia, even if they are haters. GG, you've been pulled in and haven't seemed to realize the fact yet.

GP007 said,
The move worked, it's got the kids posting their "childish" replies and talking about Nokia, even if they are haters. GG, you've been pulled in and haven't seemed to realize the fact yet.

It worked on a site that for obvious reasons is publishing everything Nokia related, but I don't see this making it into any media the average consumer will actually read.

Trolling competitors events can indeed be a way to get some attention, but I don't think it gives the right image for a big company. If it was a small startup I would understand, but for someone like Nokia it just paints them as somewhat desperate.

Most of the people commenting against Nokia must be American. They have never been big in America, yet the rest of the world, they dominated for years, and years, and yeaaaars.

Nokia is huge. Nokia just needed time to move their company in a different direction. People whinging about this need to take a look at some of the arrogant smug **** Apple has done to others.

And to say Samsung sisn't need to do this ****. They have given their fair share of niggle to Apple.

BlackBerry did the something similar to this to Apple. No one really commented on it being immature.

Anyone who thinks Nokia aren't going to be the dominant figure in WP8 are kidding themselves.

And once Windows 8 gets into the hands of everyone, Windows 8 is going to feel so easy to use, it will sell like crazy.

Nokia using small company tactics to gain attention. That's what happens if your strategy is "all eggs in one basket" and fails. It's all or nothing from here, Nokia!

Here in China, Nokia advertising is everywhere but nobody is buying them. Nokia phones are a joke here. Android has taken China by storm, even iPhone sales have halted.

fuzi0719 said,
Here in China, Nokia advertising is everywhere but nobody is buying them. Nokia phones are a joke here. Android has taken China by storm, even iPhone sales have halted.

Maybe thats because all the rip clones China make use Android ?

sagum said,

Maybe thats because all the rip clones China make use Android ?

No, just a casual look as I'm on the subway or bus, you see mostly Samsung, HTC, and LG phones here. All using Android. You see a few iPhones but they have lost their status in China as the Androids have more features, larger screens. Fewer people are willing to shell out the huge sums of money for an iPhone when it doesn't gain them anything substantive.

fuzi0719 said,
No, just a casual look as I'm on the subway or bus, you see mostly Samsung, HTC, and LG phones here. All using Android. You see a few iPhones but they have lost their status in China as the Androids have more features, larger screens. Fewer people are willing to shell out the huge sums of money for an iPhone when it doesn't gain them anything substantive.

it seems like the majority of higher end smartphones in the city I live in (

fuzi0719 said,
No, just a casual look as I'm on the subway or bus, you see mostly Samsung, HTC, and LG phones here. All using Android. You see a few iPhones but they have lost their status in China as the Androids have more features, larger screens. Fewer people are willing to shell out the huge sums of money for an iPhone when it doesn't gain them anything substantive.

Its funny how people base "everyone" by who they see on the subway using..

Lachlan said,

Its funny how people base "everyone" by who they see on the subway using..

Even the tech journals are reporting that Apple is losing market share here in China. The majority of people here DO ride the subway every day, this isn't a car-centric world like the US. So what you see on the subway is relative to the "real world". Nobody wants to pay twice the price for a dinky little screen. The "fashion mystique" that the iPhone originally had has faded due to the reality of it being an inferior product compared to other offerings available. The price of an iPhone with it's dinky screen and limited features is still 2 to 3 times the average monthly salary of an office worker here in Shanghai (which has the highest average salaries in all of China). So, yes, I do see more Android on the subway because they are far and away the more popular choice now. iPhone has been relegated to the teenage daughters of rich government officials.

I don't think anybody is envying Nokia anymore lol, they chose WP and their market share continues to spiral to the bottom

Sonne said,
I don't think anybody is envying Nokia anymore lol, they chose WP and their market share continues to spiral to the bottom

With Windows 8 tablets, Windows 8 Phones, and Windows 8 PCs all sporting the Microsoft Store with Metro styled apps... Its all or nothing for Nokia and Microsoft.

You might be right about Nokia, but given that the amount of Windows 8 PCs that are going to be active next year, thats going to put Nokia's general user base up there with apple very quickly. I'm not even talking about people owning a Nokia phone, but when near everyone who users a PC will have a Windows Account, and know the Windows Store and what Metro apps are, by extention that'll seem normal for people to get a Windows Phone. By that same extention, the PC users are already locked into the Windows Eco system and developers will want a chunk of the action.

Its just a waiting game for Nokia until the user base explodes and, hopefully, the customers will start to roll in wanting Windows Phones... I think thats their plan anyway.

Neowin is the only place I know where I can say the name Nokia and not get laughed at. When people think of Nokia they think of their old tracfones.

Nokia can't really talk **** about anyone, they utterly failed and had to jump on the Windows Phone ship to stop from going under. If it wasn't for Microsoft, Nokia would be dead. We didn't see Samsung, or anyone else, saying "Nokia, welcome back to the smart phones..."

omganinja said,
Nokia can't really talk **** about anyone, they utterly failed and had to jump on the Windows Phone ship to stop from going under. If it wasn't for Microsoft, Nokia would be dead. We didn't see Samsung, or anyone else, saying "Nokia, welcome back to the smart phones..."

They need to be in the news. They need to increase the hype. So whether they will look stupidly arrogant by talking **** while they are sinking, they achieved the goal of stirring something up.

omganinja said,
Nokia can't really talk **** about anyone, they utterly failed and had to jump on the Windows Phone ship to stop from going under. If it wasn't for Microsoft, Nokia would be dead. We didn't see Samsung, or anyone else, saying "Nokia, welcome back to the smart phones..."

To be fair, the stunt worked. It got you talking about Nokia, and I'm sure you'll remember Nokia more for this stunt then the event Samsung hosted.

omganinja said,
Nokia can't really talk **** about anyone, they utterly failed and had to jump on the Windows Phone ship to stop from going under. If it wasn't for Microsoft, Nokia would be dead. We didn't see Samsung, or anyone else, saying "Nokia, welcome back to the smart phones..."

Kinda like how samsung utterly failed with Bada and had to just cancel their inhouse software.. the only difference is that symbian was a way bigger success then Bada ever was

Lachlan said,

Kinda like how samsung utterly failed with Bada and had to just cancel their inhouse software.. the only difference is that symbian was a way bigger success then Bada ever was

And still Bada sold more phones than WP, even though it was being sold only by Samsung vs all the WP OEMs.
If Bada was an utter failure, what does that tell about WP?

smooth_criminal1990 said,
Pretty much. IMO this is on par with the old Mac vs. PC ads.

not really .. this is saying things like welcome back to windows phone .. mac vs pc ads were just silly commercials.. Funny I actually liked PC's more after those ads because I thought to myself why would I ever want a computer that is represented by a kid in tight jeans and a V neck. I would much rather have a suit

Lachlan said,

not really .. this is saying things like welcome back to windows phone .. mac vs pc ads were just silly commercials.. Funny I actually liked PC's more after those ads because I thought to myself why would I ever want a computer that is represented by a kid in tight jeans and a V neck. I would much rather have a suit

It's pretty light hearted, just like the ads.

I don't understand why people are getting so upset about this. Who the hell cares. Still no comments made about BlackBerry doing it here in Australia.

It's a light hearted dig at the competition. It's far better than another ****ing lawsuit.

They're wrong though, all those signs look different. Windows phones don't. iPhones don't. Only one Android phone can look different from any other.

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
They're wrong though, all those signs look different. Windows phones don't. iPhones don't. Only one Android phone can look different from any other.

WP phones and iPhones don't suffer from fragmentation; that's an Android exclusive.

A340600 said,

WP phones and iPhones don't suffer from fragmentation; that's an Android exclusive.

WP7.5 and WP8. There's your fragmentation.

Albeit, nothing like Android.

A340600 said,

WP phones and iPhones don't suffer from fragmentation; that's an Android exclusive.

Well you've got apps on the app store that will only work on certain versions of iOS or certain iphones. There's your Fragmentation.

McKay said,

Well you've got apps on the app store that will only work on certain versions of iOS or certain iphones. There's your Fragmentation.


Cute.

Next time you'll tell us that PlayStation is fragmented because you can't play PS3 games on the PS one? iOS/Windows Phone and Android's "fragmentation" are not even in the same league, not even the same planet.

The latest Android version (JB) is on less than 1% of devices, and the version before that (ICS), released a year ago, is only on 15%. 80% of Android devices still run on a 2-3 year old OS (For comparison's sake, iOS 5 -released 10 months ago- is installed on over 70% of iOS devices.)
And let's not start talking about hardware...

Nashy said,

WP7.5 and WP8. There's your fragmentation.

Albeit, nothing like Android.

Fair enough but how long before WP 7.5 users switch to WP 8.0?

Nashy said,

WP7.5 and WP8. There's your fragmentation.

Albeit, nothing like Android.

meh.. i would rather have 7.5 and 8.0 .. then 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.0 3.1 4.0 4.0.1 4.0.2 4.0.3 4.1

Lachlan said,

meh.. i would rather have 7.5 and 8.0 .. then 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.0 3.1 4.0 4.0.1 4.0.2 4.0.3 4.1

Exactly. I'll go pick up an android phone today, and watch..it will still have 2.3 lol with NO upgrade path other than maybe Cyanogenmod.

xXgreatestever said,

Exactly. I'll go pick up an android phone today, and watch..it will still have 2.3 lol with NO upgrade path other than maybe Cyanogenmod.

Absolutely. I'm in now way saying Android is fragmented to hell. But to say it's the only one is wrong.

However. For the majority of users, it doesn't matter. And the people buying the phones still running the oldest of old software, they know they aren't getting the newest tech.

xXgreatestever said,

Exactly. I'll go pick up an android phone today, and watch..it will still have 2.3 lol with NO upgrade path other than maybe Cyanogenmod.

Nice. Why don't you go and get a $40 Windows Phone or iPhone while you're at it...

/s

Nashy said,

WP7.5 and WP8. There's your fragmentation.

Albeit, nothing like Android.


So can we say that the iPad 3 with retina display and the iPad 2 without retina display is fragmentation?