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Nokia throws a zinger at BlackBerry on Twitter

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Nokia throws a zinger at BlackBerry on Twitter
Nokia Conversations, the official blog of Nokia was scouring its Twitter feed and came across a motivational message from BlackBerry in the UK.

“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.


via: WMPoweruser

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posted on 21 Nov 2013, 22:20 14

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!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 22:31 12

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.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:57 3

7. taikucing (unregistered)


Yep, must be someone from M$

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 04:57 2

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.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 10:07 2

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.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 10:46 1

22. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


You're all drunk. It was Dell.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 19:21

23. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol

:)

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 22:55 3

3. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Then shouldn't Microsoft retweet this?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:32 4

5. alterecho (Posts: 1054; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


It was Microsoft that tweeted this, in the first place, in the guise of Nokia.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 04:59 1

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 :)

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:28 1

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.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:38

6. alterecho (Posts: 1054; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


It was not Nokia.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:41 1

14. papss (unregistered)


How do you know? You are speculating unless you can provide a link. Stop trolling like an idiot.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 06:35 2

16. alterecho (Posts: 1054; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


My comment "It was not Nokia", seems to disturb you. You okay?

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 01:39

8. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


it was Nokia !!

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 02:29

9. Muzhhur (Posts: 240; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Its the UK you must know that they have a funny sense of humor ... lol

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 02:42 1

10. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Haha.. Nice one Nokia

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:07 3

13. shy2papa (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


@ least blackberry didn't sell it soul to the Devil LOL

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:42

15. papss (unregistered)


Why are you talking about Google like that...oh you didn't mean moto/googl3?

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 07:34 3

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...

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 21:18

24. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Headshot! haha

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 07:08 2

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?

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 09:02

19. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


See..

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

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 10:08 2

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!!!

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