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Nokia's smartphonebetatest.com website now live, includes ads for the Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia's smartphonebetatest.com website now live, includes ads for the Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia's website for the Nokia Lumia 900 is now live

Nokia's website for the Nokia Lumia 900 is now live

According to Nokia, anyone using a smartphone over the last five years (coinciding with the launch of the OG Apple iPhone, of course) has been merely beta testing handsets so that Nokia could create a model with none of the flaws found in the other phones. To support this make believe world, the smartphonebetatest.com web site is now live and includes a couple of commercials promoting the Nokia Lumia 900 as the first smartphone that is not a beta test. It's an interesting promotional idea, but how many Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II owners are going to believe that they are holding a beta model in their hands?

The site also includes those shots taken at the Apple iPhone that we discussed a few days ago, including the one that makes fun of the infamous left-handed death grip. Also on the site is a map that shows you where your closest AT&T locations are so that you can get rid of your beta phone and buy the Nokia Lumia 900 for $99.99 with a signed 2-year pact.

source: Nokia via WMPoweruser





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posted on 07 Apr 2012, 00:58 25

1. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Nokia and Microsoft got some balls of STEEL

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 12:12 4

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


LOL, nice parody of iPhone!

Fragile:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOO3EZ8Fy6U
Death Grip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGwY70jkdY4
Outside:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjKOsPFU90k

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 01:17 19

2. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I actually kinda agree. Nokia has fixed a lot of issues with their phone.

Like the screen glare issue, firmware issues, developer issues... maybe they listened to the customers.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 13:53 5

16. KIANO (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


Indeed. Nokia has listened and if continue so, they will do well in smartphone markets.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 02:05 3

3. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Not that I underestimate Nokia's prowess and marketing strategy.......But doesn't the same ad make all other smart phones from Nokia itself (Like the N9,Lumia 800 etc) also beta (read "crap" from Nokia stand point) smart phones......
Funny....

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 02:44 7

5. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


ummmm....the point is to sell THis PHone, as long as it works, why noT!

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 08:43 3

8. trumpet116 (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


If you think about it, yes, they were. The N9 introduced the design for the 900 , but had doomed software. The 800 was a next step, but had battery problems and a Pentile screen. Now Nokia finally learned from its past and others' past devices.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 02:14 12

4. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


LOL nokia is trolling like a boss :D

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 05:23 7

6. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


The return of the king !!!! Nokia is back !!!!

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 17:17 1

18. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yea another eflop..... NOKIA IS GOING down cause
of EFLOP

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:33

29. TrainFromUkraine (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


That's no way to talk about your mother!

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 05:29 9

7. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Maybe the best add campaign ever !!! Excelent marketing !!!
Bravo Nokia !!!

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 09:25 6

9. rsiders (Posts: 249; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Was I a beta tester?LOL

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 10:36 6

10. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


yes you were,

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 10:36 1

11. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I think this marketing campaign will work. I think it's actually pretty clever. Come out the corner swinging. Let's see if this works. Speaking of this has anyone seen these ads on TV?

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 11:13 1

12. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


If Chris Parnell approves then I have to get the 900

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 11:23 5

13. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


lol, beta phone, yet the latest from Android has a quad core, and aluminium unibody while the lumia is a single core plastic unibody.

Nokia and Microsoft are getting way too cocky way too fast. Their phones hardly even made a dent in the smartphone market and they're already making ads like this. At least when Samsung and Apple does it, it makes sense since they make up majority of the smartphone market.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 17:15

17. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


That's Right!

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:15 5

23. rjmlive (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Quad core is experimental at the moment, as well as whatever version of Android that's out there. They've already announced the next 2 fragments..

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 12:48 3

15. phonton (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


There are quite a few friends of mine who have the phone pictured in the "death grip" ad .. :D They are damn freaking proud of their devices though it is one of the most faulty phones in the market. Whoa weighted heads :P lol

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 17:19 1

19. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Well wait and see what the 900 await's....
Nokia it's time you join BlackBerry.... cause of Eflop

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:09 3

22. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Andoird is dead

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 23:20 1

24. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


You'r mind, and soul is
E X T I N C T

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 17:23 4

20. nghtwng68 (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


Love the 'Death Grip'(too funny with the thrown ball of paper) and the 'It's Over' spots.
Some guns blazing cool spots against the competition.
GO NOKIA!!!

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 18:19

21. jack1059 (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


Doesnt really say a lot when you simply bag the competition as a way to get ahead. Its a fine line youre walking saying everyone else (including your previous devices) are crap but now we're great......really. That said, clever marketing and well done for an ad. Almost at the mac vs pc level of marketing.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 07:34

25. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Who is that girl!
Which such lovely eyes, smile!
What's her name!
Where is she!
Why my heart's going bom bom bom!
Would love to see that girl!
Wow i like that girl!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 08:37 2

26. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i kinda hate you.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 10:48

27. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1080; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


what I hope most is Nokia keeps improving their Windows smart phones The Nokia Lumia 800 had battery and camera problems and they made good and got rid of these problems. The Nokia 900 will probably have some bugs that Nokia will have to fix. I really believe Nokia will sure Americans get a good Nokia smart phone because failure is not an option at this stage of the game.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 19:33

28. sonisoe (Posts: 325; Member since: 06 May 2009)


i love wp OS, unfortunately 3rd party apps that i use the most either dont work right yet or arent there or even native apps need some tweaks... so am switching back to android w/ htc one x...

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