Nokia's German Twitter page goes after both Samsung and "KitKat"

Even as Nokia prepares to sell its smartphone business to Microsoft in a few months, the company is apparently not above taking some last minute pot shots at its competitors. This week, the official German Nokia Twitter page posted an interesting message directed at both Samsung and Google.

Hot on the heels of Samsung's reveal of the Galaxy Note 3 on Wednesday, Nokia's Twitter page shows a Samsung phone being broken in half, with the words "have a break" included"

Yes, that's also a reference to "KitKat", the newly revealed code name for Google's Android 4.4 that's still under development. It shows that Nokia's smartphone group, even though they are destined to become part of Microsoft's empire, still wants to show it can score some points against Samsung and Google.

Of course, both Nokia and Microsoft have been running TV ads that showcase how Lumia smartphones have better camera hardware than Samsung's devices for the past several months. Just a few days ago, Nokia drove up trucks next to Samsung billboards in the UK to draw some attention to the Lumia 1020, which won't be released in that part of the world until October.

Source: Nokia Germany on Twitter

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Lord Method Man said,
Meh, Samsung makes some pretty good stuff; just some of it comes installed with Android malware.

As an Android user, even I lol'd. I feel mislead to be honest; I was expecting so much more with Android and now I can't wait to jump ship.

Of course, both Nokia and Microsoft have been running TV ads that showcase how Lumia smartphones have better camera hardware than Samsung's devices for the past several months

What are these "Lumia smartphones"? Never heard of them.

I see your new here. Welcome to Neowin

Lumia is a Windows Phone 8 smartphone made by Nokia (from next year most likely by MS itself).
In short, the 3310's of today.

ilovetonetwork said,

I looked it up in wikipedia and it seems like some kind of smartphone released by Nokia or Microsoft???

seriously speaking, not that many people have actually heard of them. It's pretty much all apple or samsung.

I know you were joking, but it really is the way the market has gone over the past few years. Those people who have heard of them aren't buying in big numbers either.

Nokia are good phones, it's just a shame they haven't put android on. MS ecosystem is years behind, and whilst the phone OS is ok......it's not great either. Still, to be honest, when you look at MS other consumer products it's probably one of the better ones!!!! god, isn't that saying something.

ilovetonetwork said,

I looked it up in wikipedia and it seems like some kind of smartphone released by Nokia or Microsoft???

Not sure if serious...

glen8 said,

seriously speaking, not that many people have actually heard of them.

Not sure where you're from but in the UK they're pretty damn well known.

MikeChipshop said,

Not sure where you're from but in the UK they're pretty damn well known.

I'm in the UK, I guarantee if you ask a bunch of people what a Lumia is they won't have a clue. MANY people have never seen a windows mobile OS.

Heck, I work in IT and NONE of my colleagues have seen or used Windows Mobile

Granted, they are pretty rubbish at what they do....I mean personally I think anyone in IT should be like me...a geek! LOL

My experience is the technically challenged know there's new Nokia's around, how they are called or even look like is either very (very very) vague or not at all.
Anyone in IT should kinda know what a Lumia is though, if its only for all the buzz about it all over tech sites/communities. And afaik a good ITer doesn't ignore the rest of the internet.

Shadowzz said,
My experience is the technically challenged know there's new Nokia's around, how they are called or even look like is either very (very very) vague or not at all.
Anyone in IT should kinda know what a Lumia is though, if its only for all the buzz about it all over tech sites/communities. And afaik a good ITer doesn't ignore the rest of the internet.

Yeah, Ive worked for a number of big companies and pretty much everyone in IT i've ever worked with has kinda fallen into IT, with no real interest in it. Really annoying!

The guy sat behind me is an apple fan, yet he doesn't know what an apple keynote event is WTF!

glen8 said,

Yeah, Ive worked for a number of big companies and pretty much everyone in IT i've ever worked with has kinda fallen into IT, with no real interest in it. Really annoying!

The guy sat behind me is an apple fan, yet he doesn't know what an apple keynote event is WTF!


Oh yeah, like those that got MSCE certifications by constantly doing the test questions. That like the lazy sitting and all they know is textbook IT (
Usually only knowing their particulair 'expertise'.

But its all about the papers, IMO the best IT people i know (internet and RL) are those that started it as a hobby at a young age cause of their interest. The generation after me sometimes scares me. I know 14 year olds that program better, faster and cleaner than some 30+ year olds that been programming (the same freaking language) for several decades.

glen8 said,

I'm in the UK, I guarantee if you ask a bunch of people what a Lumia is they won't have a clue. MANY people have never seen a windows mobile OS.

Heck, I work in IT and NONE of my colleagues have seen or used Windows Mobile

Granted, they are pretty rubbish at what they do....I mean personally I think anyone in IT should be like me...a geek! LOL

Fair do's, we must just roll in different circles then. Plenty of the non tech folk around here either have or know what a Nokia Lumia is, hell, you can't watch the TV without an ad popping up about them.

Mind you, you're IT colleagues sound vaguely worrying haha!

Poor Nokia, now a shadow if its former self. Once a world leader until the Elop trojan horse struck it. They should probably watch their pathetic sales instead of bashing their successful competitors.

Well there was a lot more time/thought put into it than your comment.
Samsung's phones have a reputation for feeling cheap and plastic (I've never held one so I wouldn't know). Nokia's phones have reputations for being indestructible bricks. The whole marketing for KitKat the chocolate centres around breaking, and Android KitKat will be on Samsung phones. It really is brilliantly hilarious, if you're not looking at it through fanboy shades.

lambomann007 said,
Well there was a lot more time/thought put into it than your comment.
Samsung's phones have a reputation for feeling cheap and plastic (I've never held one so I wouldn't know). Nokia's phones have reputations for being indestructible bricks. The whole marketing for KitKat the chocolate centres around breaking, and Android KitKat will be on Samsung phones. It really is brilliantly hilarious, if you're not looking at it through fanboy shades.

I use more other products than I do Samsung or Android and was giving my opinion. But I guess your opinion would make you a Nokia fanboy then huh.

And more thought put behind it? Maybe creating the image but that is about it. My 3yr old niece could of come up with something better phrase wise. Hell, saying "Give me a break, give me a break" and then displaying their flag ship phone (and advantages against others) would of been better, and funnier.

And sorry, the whole marketing around KitKat doesnt center around breaking. Read a little one why they decided to partner up.

Edited by techbeck, Sep 5 2013, 12:37pm :

techbeck said,
Isnt it give me break? Not very clever really and not a lot of thought/time put into it.

have a break, have a kitkat....... that's what it is

BBinder said,

have a break, have a kitkat....... that's what it is

Its actually. ...Give me a break / Break me off a piece of that kit kat bar. Never heard of have a break.

It IS funny.
It HAS sense of humor.
But they are very much vulnerable to any sort of attack yet

Funny nevertheless, I wouldn't loose the opportunity either LoL

I agree, some people can't take a joke. That said I prefer companies to better the competition with their products than simply pick faults.

LOL I actually thought of this too when they first announced kit kat. Because all the ads have them broken in half. Heheh.

all samsung need to do, is remind Nokia that although they have the hardware, they are running a windows OS lol then show them the sales charts for 2013

glen8 said,
all samsung need to do, is remind Nokia that although they have the hardware, they are running a windows OS lol then show them the sales charts for 2013

Windows Phone 8 is growing better every day. I now actually prefer using my 8X to my S4. So much so that i swapped sims in them so the S4 became my less used business phone rather than the 8X that became my personal phone and play thing. So reminding them they use a Windows OS would hardly be a burn.

glen8 said,
all samsung need to do, is remind Nokia that although they have the hardware, they are running a windows OS lol then show them the sales charts for 2013
LOL yep. Pathetic attempt by Nokia. You know, with their whopping 3.4% market share as opposed to Samsung's 30%.

5150III said,
LOL yep. Pathetic attempt by Nokia. You know, with their whopping 3.4% market share as opposed to Samsung's 30%.

Is that all you guys have left?

5150III said,
LOL yep. Pathetic attempt by Nokia. You know, with their whopping 3.4% market share as opposed to Samsung's 30%.

Wouldnt call it pathetic attempt. While I don't think it was very clever, it is getting people talking and that is what counts.

Enron said,

Is that all you guys have left?

oh no, we have plenty left.......but when you have that much extra marketshare, you really don't need anything else lol

glen8 said,

oh no, we have plenty left.......but when you have that much extra marketshare, you really don't need anything else lol

Marketshare != Better

If Nokia had only 3.something% marketshare if they went with Android, they'd be completely bankrupt by now (looking at other OEM's attempting to make a profit from Android).

Nokia's build quality towers high above Samsung(impossible to argue this even if you hate WP8 with a blind passion). Which this post is about.