“Nokia has tried an unusual pseudo-guerilla marketing campaign in the run-up to the Smartphone Beta Test shows mock, backdated videos of protagonist Gary unsuccessfully trying to convince two co-workers that design flaws are important,” Electronista reports.
“‘Fragile,’ is ostensibly dated to 2007 but is more about the iPhone 4 and 4S being prone to breaks. An ‘Outside’ spot makes fun of some Android phones’ OLED screens and their propensity to become unreadable outside, with Gary’s companions suggesting that the screen was fine as long as he only ever used the phone inside,” Electronista reports. And “‘Death Grip,’ tries to revive the now non-existent iPhone 4 issue by chastising Gary for ‘holding it wrong.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: This is what desperation looks like.
What’s left of Nokia should be ashamed for dredging up an “issue” that no longer exists and didn’t much ever exist in a meaningful manner in order to peddle phones with an OS they had to find out-of-house (or in an out-house) because they failed spectacularly come up with their own.
Microsoft pollutes whatever it touches. Nokia’s gone from a stupified deer in Apple’s headlights to a nasty, lying, Microsoft subsidiary. Onnittelut!
Bottom line: Like it’s Microsoft overlord, Nokia thinks that their potential customers are stupid. Great idea to build a user base of ignoranti, Nokia. We’re sure this resultant group of geniuses will buy lots of apps and accessories and drive a vibrant ecosystem, if they can ever figure out how to turn on their phones.
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