Searches for the Nokia Lumia 920 surge following release of the wedding day fight ad
0. phoneArena 04 May 2013, 01:15 posted on
The incredibly funny and still true-to-life ad from Microsoft depicting a fight between Apple iPhone 5 users and what is supposed to be Samsung Galaxy S4 users has become a major hit on television and at moive theaters across the country; thanks to the ad, which shows users of the Nokia Lumia 920 apparently above all of the childish fighting, interest in the Nokia Windows Phone 8 flahship has surged...
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42. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
It will take another Loooooooooooooooong time till it's available®
71. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Actually, the WP keyboard is good.... But a couple of choices would be nice. I am one of the few WP users who has criticized it.
Wouldn't hurt Microsoft and it's control of WP at all to allow some other keyboards.
34. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
The target of this commercial is not the one that whatches sites like Phonearena but the one that goes into a mobile phone store and asks for "a good phone"; we have had many examples where mobile consultants either pushed iphones or galaxyes due to cash incentives and not their real benefits.
When the uninformed client sees that there is another platform, a good one, it reduces the chances that he may choose Samsung useless gimmicky tiny tablets or expensive Apple phones (unless he really wants them).
This is for US only because in Europe Nokia has to have a different approach due to it's very well known name and it's market share.
57. tedkord (Posts: 4254; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Why would it be for them? Do they see these fights in stores? And would it really nudge them toward an ugly, brick phone?
44. jellmoo (Posts: 617; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Microsoft needs to do more ads like this and have much better follow through. They haven't been a big player in the marketing or advertising sides of making WP a household name, something that both Apple and Samsung excel at.
They really need to showcase the 920 as the top of the line smartphone it is, and double down on it and their partnership with Nokia.
And on the flipside, Nokia really needs to stop with the stupid carrier exclusives. They are hitting only a fragment of the market because of it.
52. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
This is a pretty damn funny ad. Makes me chuckle every time I see it.
But... Microsoft is closing in on the brink of nothing more than troll status to me. If they don't have an attack ad, it's an ad filled with nothing more than dancing and clicking that doesn't really tell you anything about the product they're selling.
Add in that in the business world they're making more money of licensing lawsuits than their own product. They can be another Oracle in a few years time.
Still though... hilarious ad.
56. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6116; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
THIS HAVE TOO BE THE FUNNIEST ADD EVER just saw it three times on tv yesterday!
58. Taters (Posts: 2579; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Too bad the product isn't strong enough for them to sell this ad to anyone.
63. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)
This is a really funny commercial, but kinda bogus considering all the ads and Smoked By Windows "Contest". (I really liked the one's where the WP phones were getting smoked). WP8 seems to be a good product, but all you ever hear about is the camera. If they showed what other things the phone could do, I thing they can pull some decent numbers.
64. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
This is one of my favourite ad :D Hopefully this can make Nokia and Windows Phone more noticeable to the average consumers.
69. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6116; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
People only too search the video cause its freaking HILARIOUS.