Nokia throws a zinger at BlackBerry on Twitter
“Get busy, do what it takes, take charge, solve problems, make tough calls, make next happen.” It is a familiar rally cry for the productive, the power user, the quintessential BlackBerry businessman.
Accompanying that mantra is a picture to motivate you to “know the right people.” The point being that if you do not know who owns a BlackBerry, you clearly do not know the right people. We dig solid marketing as much as the next person, but in the forum of social media, we also understand such ideas may be subject to wise crack responses.
It is no secret that BlackBerry is facing big challenges and a shrinking user base. Nokia, having been in a similar position knows this, and thus knows the perfect zinger to throw at BlackBerry. “Awkward,” is the only work in Nokia’s responding Tweet, along with a picture, “You don’t know who’s got one because everyone has made the #SwitchToLumia =)”
Let this be a lesson on how to use Twitter in the competitive landscape.
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1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
No one in Nokia would do such childish thing, it must be the Trojan horse and the Money Mortimer who ordered them to do this.
BlackBerry should ignore this and go on, keep moving BlackBerry!
2. Shatter (Posts: 1967; Member since: 29 May 2013)
The Nokia people know is not the modern day Nokia. Microsoft is going to drive it straight into the ground.
7. taikucing (unregistered)
Yep, must be someone from M$
11. Snoobab (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
It's only playful banter (hence the smiley face), who cares?
Any player in the smartphone race should be able to take this.
20. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
this smear doesn't surprise me. Blackberry has been very cordial with their business, because they really are for business. Microsoft is for just stealing whatever marketshare it can, and same with Nokia, and will use dirty tactics as opposed to superior products to do so.
5. alterecho (Posts: 1054; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
It was Microsoft that tweeted this, in the first place, in the guise of Nokia.
12. Snoobab (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Do you _really_ think Nokia's CEO would order this carefully crafted Tweet to be sent to BlackBerry? He's got bigger fish to fry :)
4. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Haha... good one, Nokia.
Though Sammy can bash both of these tweets if they wish so. After all they take highest profits home.
14. papss (unregistered)
How do you know? You are speculating unless you can provide a link. Stop trolling like an idiot.
16. alterecho (Posts: 1054; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
My comment "It was not Nokia", seems to disturb you. You okay?
9. Muzhhur (Posts: 240; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Its the UK you must know that they have a funny sense of humor ... lol
13. shy2papa (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)
@ least blackberry didn't sell it soul to the Devil LOL
15. papss (unregistered)
Why are you talking about Google like that...oh you didn't mean moto/googl3?
18. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Oh yeah..he didn't mean google/ motorola...atleast google bought motorola directly.....rather and trying to sink their value by sending a trojan horse..then buying it for a very low sum...
That what he called as evil...
24. SleepingOz (unregistered)
17. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
MS sinks to an even lower low. I don't remember Nokia ever being such jerks until they started making WP phones. Taking jabs at BB, really?
19. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I swear it reeks of desperation and unsportsmanlike conduct. Was that really necessary Nokia? How about not forgetting yall almost went the way of Palm a couple of years ago.
Yall are not out the clear yet either. Android and the iPhone are like an all star tag team
21. kennyblack_sd (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
I hate Nokia the more for this! Thank you BlackBerry for the bb10 platform, I love you. We will be together forever. I can't wait for android laptops to fully circulate, I hate Microsoft!!!