Nokia claims today’s youth fed up with iPhone, baffled by Android

“Nokia has claimed that the youth of today are fed up with the iPhone and baffled by Android,” Stuart Miles reports for Pocket-lint.

“In an exclusive interview with Pocket-lint, Niels Munksgaard, director of Portfolio, Product Marketing & Sales at Nokia Entertainment Global explained all,” Miles reports. “‘What we see is that youth are pretty much fed up with iPhones. Everyone has the iPhone,’ he said. ‘Also, many are not happy with the complexity of Android and the lack of security. So we do increasing see that the youth that wants to be on the cutting edge and try something new are turning to the Windows phone platform.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Please see the article that just preceded this one: Windows Phone exploit crashes devices, disables messaging. The youth of today must enjoy repetitive rebooting and, as we all know, they have no use for messaging.

Miles reports, “Munksgaard agrees though, that even then it is not so easy to impress those walking into a shop looking to sign a new contract… It is music, along with mapping and the design of the latest Nokia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 800, that he feels helps Nokia stand out from the crowd.”

MacDailyNews Take: We wouldn’t want Munksgaard’s job for all the pink slips in Espoo.

Read more in the full article here.

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56 Comments

  1. Well, somebody ought to notify the “today’s youth”, since they clearly haven’t received this memo yet…

    In all fairness, the guy is in charge of marketing. His job is to convince his audience that they don’t want their competitors. When there isn’t much substance to use to convince them, what else is left but to send out these types of proclamations, in hope that someone might actually buy it.

  2. Before my iPhone I had a Nokia N95 .Great hardware but really crappy software .I actually gave away 2 of them .Even simple things were enormously complex .I have to admit I am not youthful but my time is worth too much to waste hours trying to do routine things on the phone!!!

    1. And Nokia’s phone had better user interfaces than most other phones. It just goes to show how disruptive the iPhone was. My first phone was a Nokia. My second was a Samsung that had a user interface so horrible that it made me miss the old Nokia.

    1. Actually I think you mean Ford for the baffling one. They just had a major major update passed out to their customers because no one could figure out their “Sync” system, written by none other than Microsoft. Me, I won’t fit in a Ford with the engine running.

      Chrysler, on the other hand, has received outstanding reviews for their customer-facing software. And I can vouch for that.

  3. Since apparently ANYONE can report anything with impunity I will try my hand at reporting….

    “Today the inhabitants of the planet Tessgard announced they will no longer tolerate bulls$&t from any lifeforms in the galaxy. A list has been prepared of those individuals slated for “removal”. It is rumored that the list includes many Wall Street and Tech analysts as well as many high tech management types.

    A Tessgard enforcer who spoke ananomously as he was not authorized to speak on the matter said ” we are tired of the Balmerization of the information flow that infects the knowledge base a of all planets near earth and pick up this drivel through the airwaves”

    It is rumored, from a source that has been correct before, that a round up is to begin within a few weeks and that a planet is being prepared for the offenders so that they can all be housed together and lie to no one but themselves.

    Alcancun for the AP

    1. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this report. Stuart Miles (of Pocket Lint) essentially sat down for an interview with this guy (Nokia’s PR chief) and we got to hear what Nokia PR guy has to say. Pocket Lint is a UK-based site that covers mobile gadgets. Not a major news outlet (NY Times, Forbes, WSJ, etc). Let’s not give this more importance than it really has.

  4. Pretty much like Yogi Berra replied when asked why he no longer went to “Ruggeri’s,” a St. Louis restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

  5. There is always this assumption that the youth generally crave individualism and the means to express it. This is, for the most part, not true. Vast majority of youth don’t want to stand out; they want to conform. When I was growing up, everyone was wearing jeans, so I kept begging my mom to buy me a pair. When I was a young teen, everyone was wearing bell bottoms, and so did I. In my late teens, everyone was getting Walkmen, so I saved up and bought me one (I didn’t particularly want or need one).

    Young generation is exceedingly conformist. If an influential group has something, everyone else will covet the same thing.

    iPhone competitors have practically no chance in this demographic group.

    1. Every Youth I know is dying for an iPhone. However most of the parents I know don’t want their spawn breaking an iPhone so they end up saddling them with a feature phone or a really old iPhone.

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