Nokia says Samsung ATIV S is a "warm-up act" for Lumia launch

Following the unveiling of Samsung's new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Samsung ATIV S, at IFA 2012, Nokia has hit back with a whole bunch of hype for their own event on September 5th. Nokia's Media Relations head Doug Dawson has taken to Twitter to call Samsung's event a "warm-up act" for Nokia's upcoming launch of flagship Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices.

He also warns people not to "mistake 'first' for 'best'" and follows up by saying the best is still to come on September 5th. Further, he has posted an image that shows some people (clearly hired by Nokia) that are holding up placards saying "Samsung: Nokia welcomes you back to Windows Phone..." at IFA.

Reports say that Nokia is planning to launch two devices at their press event next month, currently codenamed as the Phi and Arrow which will be replacements for high-end and mid-range Lumia devices respectively. If you are in New York City, perhaps you can make the public event following the press unveiling.

Via: WMPowerUser
Source: @DougatNokia

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A lumia with pureview would be a huge hit IMO, in the trenches (the phone stores) it will shine like a beacon of high spec goodness. The 40+ MP camera plus dual core and bags of storage with expandable SD storage and HD display is what is needed to compete at the store level, along with a great looking device people want to feel like they 'got the best' and for the uninitiated its all about paper specs and that camera will stand out! Also I understand how pureview works in that it takes the data and uses it to create a noise free 5 ish MP image from all the sensor area, but most don't. Also they don't know that more pixels isn't better, they thrive on more pixels, and no one will be able to touch Nokia and WP on that front, let alone all the other stuff headed for WP8!!!!

I love the trash talking. You don't see it that much, but I just love it! Makes the Nokia event more hyped up. Can't wait to see what they have in store. Hopefully Pureview Lumia.

I love the trash talking. You don't see it that much, but I just love it! Makes the Nokia event more hyped up. Can't wait to see what they have in store. Hopefully Pureview Lumia.

neoxphuse said,
I love the trash talking. You don't see it that much, but I just love it! Makes the Nokia event more hyped up. Can't wait to see what they have in store. Hopefully Pureview Lumia.

A PureView Lumia would be fantastic for Nokia and Windows Phone.

Princess Chica Ami said,
Nokia needs to go back to their drawing board if they want to beat Samsung.

Samsung creates the components for their phones, Nokia on the other hand does not.


Samsung creates the components for Apple phones, Apple on the other hand does not. That doesn't stop Apple from suing Samsung.

Princess Chica Ami said,
Nokia needs to go back to their drawing board if they want to beat Samsung.

Samsung creates the components for their phones, Nokia on the other hand does not.

Samsung is an unstoppable force like it or not, if the Nokia phone(s) have better specs they will turn around and make a better one, and that's great for the consumers. It costs too much money for a company like Nokia to tool-up to make the various chips that go into their phones. What Nokia needs to strive is patented innovations that consumers want in their phones.

NocturnalAlloy said,

Samsung is an unstoppable force like it or not, if the Nokia phone(s) have better specs they will turn around and make a better one, and that's great for the consumers. It costs too much money for a company like Nokia to tool-up to make the various chips that go into their phones. What Nokia needs to strive is patented innovations that consumers want in their phones.

Just what consumers want. More patent wars.

watchthisspace said,

Just what consumers want. More patent wars.

Apple may be a patent troll, but that doesn't mean that there's no room for legitimate patents to exist.

Princess Chica Ami said,
Nokia needs to go back to their drawing board if they want to beat Samsung.

Samsung creates the components for their phones, Nokia on the other hand does not.

Yeah I hear that argument from the Samsung reps every time we're on a conference with them, yet our experience with our customers products and the general statistics doesn't back up Samsungs claims that because they make all the components their quality is better. They make a lot of comoponents for Asus which have higher quality statistics. it doesn't matter who makes your components

Vice said,
Oh Nokia you kill me. Now bring on the new Lumia hardware!

Its not going to matter one bit if they only release their halo device on AT&T. I love the Lumia 800/900 design, but if they dont bring their top-of-the-line device to T-Mobile, I'll be buying a Samsung ATIV. Plain and simple.

Nokia's exclusive apps dont mean a thing if they're only providing them to me on a mid-grade device.