Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPod nano: spot the differences

Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPod nano: spot the differences
Uh oh, is that the smell of lawsuit floating in the air? Probably not as the image that you see below was made for humorous purposes, not to accuse any company of stealing others' ideas. But on the other hand, it demonstrates how the design of the new iPod nano might have been "inspired" by the looks of the Nokia Lumia 800. Or it could also have been the other way around as the old nano shares more than a few visual cues with the Lumia 800, such as the edgy top corners, rounded sides, curvy screen plates, and bright, quirky colors, not to mention that the smartphone kind of looks like two nanos stacked on top of each other.

Thankfully, a legal battle between Apple and Nokia seems unlikely at this time, despite the visual similarities between these devices. After all, you can't really put a patent on rounded corners so that you can sue other companies, right? Oh wait, turns out you can.

source: Stuart Gibson (Twitter) via Gizmodo


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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)

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57 Comments

1. No_Nonsense unregistered

And Apple steals shamelessly again. Now actually want Samsung to ban the most amazing iPhone yet. Samsung and Nokia come together to beat this crap.

2. Seymour

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Okay.

12. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

If you look closer the design of Nokia Lumia 800(2011) looks like iPod Nano(2010)

13. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

so you mean a sqaure = rectangle?.. LOL~! APPLE SUCKS!

28. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

You now what I mean...the acute corners and the design, not the shape!!! But you have to troll all around, because you are limited.......

35. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

really?.. then look at the N9 and see for yourself... apple is the one copying nokia's great designs...

47. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The N9 was also released after the 2010 Nano. Also, if you passed the second grade you would know that a "square = rectangle."

49. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes but in the world of patents.. a rectangle is not a square and a square is not a rectangle.

50. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Oh I know, I was just in the mood for semantics. At any rate, there's virtually no chance that Apple would sue Nokia over the Lumia's design, seeing as they already used it as evidence against Samsung that phones don't have to have rounded corners and edge-to-edge glass.

53. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

dont make me laugh... nokia already has the design for the N9 before the crappy nano get released...

54. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How do you know this?

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Thankfully, a legal battle between Apple and Nokia seems unlikely at this time, despite the visual similarities between these devices"...isn't similarities what Apple lives to sue??? lol!! Nokia, you go before they hit you first!! :D

38. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Noka already won a lawsuit against Apple. Apple pays royalties to Nokia.

41. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Really??? Well EAT that Apple!!

33. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Obviously ... a Square is a rectangle with all sides equasl just like TOUCH is a ZERO Length SWIPE :D

14. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

but the first ipod nano was a whole other kind of device.. the newone is just like a smartphone without calling lol otherwise apple can sue all the rounded tvs and even the rounded remotecontrol lol no one would expect this kind of design.. or im wrong?

18. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The new Nano reminds me of the old Samsung P2/P3 or YP-R0 players which is why I like it, though not the small-ish storage size. Also, there were many asian manufacturers that had similar designed mp3 players before the old iPod Nanos. I remember seeing plenty of them as I wanted to move away from CD players back in 2004/ 5.

21. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2390; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Actually the Lumia 800 is really an updated design from the Meego-running N9 which took its design from the Nokia E7. The E7 was announced in September of 2010, which it's design was arguably already in place months before that.

24. Planet64

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Exactly! & E7 is like N8!

30. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

no it doubles its old product

56. finnions101

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

remember when the nano had that rounded/edged design 4 years before the lumia ever existed? oh yeah... me too... (iPod mini had the same design) sorry they put a touch display on it. the rounded edge thing is apples.

57. finnions101

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

oh hey, remember when the ipod nano had that body design in 2006?... no 2003 with the ipod mini/ ipod nano 2g? yeah... me too. sorry they put a touch display on it. its apples design and has been for a long time.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I wonder which company would win if they decide to sue each other in court, both the iPod nano(2010,2012) and lumia 800 have strong resemblance with each other

5. wendygarett unregistered

Does that means... Apple is a copycat?!! NO!!! MY CHILDHOOD RUINED!!!! :(

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

why do you have such an obsession with Elly Tran Ha?

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Who wouldn't be attracted with vietnamese beauty?-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJq0H7ZYgTI

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

but as a profile picture? o_O just a bit weird.... Pictures of jelly beans are also nice :D

37. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

and.. why do you have such an obession with Taiwanese beauty?

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

this aritcle is epic! LOL dont worry apple will get what they deserve........hint... hint. LTE

11. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

realy good article! go to hell apple

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