Alongside the introduction of Ovi, the portal for Nokia’s Internet services and would-be “iTunes killer” (good luck with that), Nokia today unveiled four new mobile devices designed for entertainment, music and games. The devices range in price from 225 to 560 EUR and are expected to begin shipping later this year.
Also presented during Nokia’s GoPlay event was “a glimpse into the future of Nokia interface design… due out next year,” Thomas Ricker reports for Engadget. Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s Executive VP & General Manager of Multimedia, was asked about the stunning similarity to Apple’s iPhone. Vanjoki said, “If there is something good in the world then we copy with pride.”
Mobile user interface design by, ahem, “Nokia:”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sunlokyee” for the heads up.]
Nokia reinvents the phone with Apple’s iPhone!
It doesn’t get much more blatant than this one; cheap Chinese knock-off outfits included. Nokia has just clearly and unequivocally branded themselves as derivative losers. That would seem like a losing branding strategy, but it’s worked quite well for Microsoft in the past. Lately, not so much.
With this video, if actually from Nokia*, whatever respect we had for Nokia has gone “poof!” Dragged off the Dock forever. Dumped in the Trash and securely emptied.
It’s tIme to start vigorously defending those 200+ iPhone-related patents, Apple.
Apple should tell Nokia to “GoPlayInTraffic.”
*We’re currently slogging through hours of really bad accents to find out if this video is actually from Nokia via the company’s “GoPlay” site here.