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Nokia, HTC, Motorola and more take to Twitter to rain on Apple's big day

Nokia, HTC, Motorola and more take to Twitter to rain on Apple's big day
Not everyone was all that happy to let Apple have its day in the spotlight and leave it at that. Of course, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that competing companies would take to Twitter to try to draw a bit of attention away from Apple and its iPhone announcements. Some worked well, some didn't, and some were just odd, so let's round up the most notable.

Our favorite was likely Nokia, but that's mostly because we freaking love Breaking Bad, and we definitely agree that "Real gangsters don't use gold phones." Motorola used the time to simply link to its recently released "Lazy Phone" ads with TJ Miller. The official Windows Phone Twitter account went the GIF route to show off the Lumia 1020 camera. Then, there was Denny's which you certainly wouldn't expect, but that was definitely a good one. 

HTC bombed the day, in our opinion. HTC didn't have any images prepared, and didn't even seem to have a good writing team on the job, so rather than pithy, it just came off as mean-spirited. Oh well. They can't all be winners. 


source: @WindowsPhone, @Nokia_UK 1 & 2, @Motorola, @HTCUSA 1 & 2, @DennysDiner, @McDonalds via The Verge

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posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:01 27

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Hahahaaa funny while being true®

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:14 2

12. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'm not sure I understand Nokia's first one: are they promoting gang-violence...?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:31 32

41. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


No, they just pointed out that Gold phones are for iSiSSies.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:40 3

46. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well, if not being a "real gangster" makes me a sissy, then I guess I'm a sissy...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:54 7

52. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yeah, but there is a HUUUUGE difference between a sissy and an iSiSSi.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 03:09

77. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


heisenberg s gonna get u

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 22:11 2

55. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


no they r promoting badass hard core

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:09 10

32. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


just one word: LOL

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:41 4

47. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Hahahahahahahah

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:52 6

51. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 890; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Nokia definitely won on humor with motorola taking second on that one.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 16:37

76. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What's with the ®
™®©

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:03

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 22147; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dang apple they goin hard homie

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:13 12

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


darkkjedii, do you still want to buy 5C or 5S ?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:27 4

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Twitter is so funny lol. Everyone is bashing Apple, especially Nokia and Motorola haha.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:04 27

3. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


LOL. Even Dennys and Mcds flamed Apple

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:08

7. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I thought theirs were more of a social commentary. :)

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:10 2

9. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Agreed, Denny\'s was pretty clever actually.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:14 3

13. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I'm not sure if Denny's intent was to flame Apple. It was more of a clever pun used as an opportunity for cheap but widespread advertising.

I don't even know what the McDonalds picture is. I'm not seeing the connection?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:16 1

15. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I think Mcdonalds was saying that all the press getting excited about a big reveal was all about there new product, instead of Apple\'s.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:05 16

4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nokia's were the best IMO xD

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:37 3

44. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I really liked Dennys and McDonalds and I never eat there.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:05

5. Teeeyoo (Posts: 97; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Wonder if samsung has something to say too??

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:08 7

8. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It will come in ad form.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:15 7

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm pretty sure that Samsung has a lot to say. :D

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:28 3

23. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


I think Samsung surely have but not now.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:07 2

6. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Moto: "Remember that one time you were stoked to give your fingerprints? Us either."

Remember that time Moto launched a flagship with a fingerprint sensor? Apparently not Moto.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:14 6

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Actually, Motorola\'s made sense in a weird, self deprecating way. They tried the fingerprint scanner route, and no one really cared. And in fact, no one ever made a fingerprint scanner on a phone again, until now.

I think what they\'re saying is that their touchless voice controls that they went for now (along with their other convenience features) are more worthy of customer excitement.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:18

16. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


If Apple is decided to use it they probably believed the tech wasn't matured enough to deliver at the time, but now is.

If it'll be hit with the consumers remains to be seen, but I hope people will at least admit that Apple's attempt was better than Motorola's.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:23 2

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


But what was better about Apple's attempt? The only functionality increase was making it possible to use as an iTunes password. The fingerprint scanner on the Atrix worked perfectly fine to unlock the phone, and was placed in exactly the spot needed to use the phone one handed. The iPhone, on the other hand, has to be used with two hands to unlock with the fingerprint scanner.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:27

21. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I was hoping Apple would make more use of it than just unlocking the device and logging into iTunes. Is customization of the sensor open to developers?

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