Nokia (Microsoft) tried to troll Apple's WWDC 2014 with smart tweets

Nokia (Microsoft) tried to troll Apple's WWDC 2014 with smart tweets
Apple today announced iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite at WWDC 2014, and a lot of people interested in technology watched the event - including Apple’s rivals. Take Nokia, for example - which, as a phone maker, is now part of Microsoft, and didn’t want to go unnoticed during WWDC. The official Nokia US twitter account tried to troll Apple’s announcements with various tweets that included the #wwdc hashtag, all while advising people to make the switch to Lumia smartphones.

Nokia’s tweets included references to Windows Phone 8.1’s Word Flow - which allegedly provides “the fastest typing in the world”, thus possibly being better than iOS 8’s new QuickType. The company also reminded us what a Lumia smartphone could do in the Yosemite National Park: take (good) photos. Another tweet allows Lumia fans to win a Nokia DC-19 universal portable USB charger by saying what made them switch, or want to switch from iOS (see the third source link below). Nokia even tweeted: "we think Joe Belfiore has better hair” than Apple’s senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi (who was on stage at WWDC to talk about both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8). Well, we definitely didn't see that coming.

All in all, it's always fun to see competing companies fighting for attention, isn't it?


sources: Nokia US (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)

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41 Comments

1. alaw.14

Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Funny, but also true.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Microsoft not only destroyed Nokia as a legend company, but also trying to demise the respectful impression of Nokia's great name among the customers by doing like these foolish and repulsive actions

5. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Nokia was doing stuff like this before the purchase. Stop whining about this issue already!! The Deal is done! Move on!!

19. sgodsell

Posts: 6659; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

We should all move on. Your right. Away from Microsoft and Nokia. Microsoft is even working on a Nokia X2 that will have Googles play store. What's wrong with WP? Oh thats right Poor sales, which even decreased in Q1 in Europe by 20%. So Microsoft has to turn and use Android to make the needed sales and revenue. Move on indeed.

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

needed sales revenue? When you don't have to do anything and make 5 billion a year off android.... You sure are a smart one are ya

39. Cicero

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

This is the problem. They are doing nothing this days. They are still earning money from old time. Future sounds good?

26. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

decreased in Q1 in Europe by 20% ??? What Europe do u speak of ,Europe of Mars?? All Kantar and IDC reports articles in all tech sites all have one title in common " WP is increasing in Europe"

30. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Don't worry he is a paid Google troll, his job is to bash Windows Phone while Google steals WP design language and features.

6. Beijendorf unregistered

Are you kidding me? Nokia poked fun at the competition all the time with their social media outlets. It's one of the things they were known for in recent years. And it's neither repulsive nor "trolling", it's positive marketing. Apple put their 2013 event right at the long-planned Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. This is just a minor taste of Apples own medicine for their douchebaggery that year.

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Johnnokia has a point -- Nokia started doing a lot more of these lowbrow repulsive sorts of things after they switched to Windows Phone, i.e. when they became an unofficial Microsoft subsidiary.

12. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Maybe they have some fun and do not always take their business dead-serious. Maybe they are human...

13. Beijendorf unregistered

Nu-uh, we all know Stephen Elops and Satya Nadella sat and wrote these tweets together in an attempt to create an evil market monopoly!

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

They already have an evil market monopoly -- it's called Windows.

18. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Mobile is running the world these days. Google hold the monopoly there guess that must make them really evil to right?.

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yes, that's right. Monopolies have long been recognized as evil. Google's monopolies on search and ads are not good for anyone.

25. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I hope to see you share that sentiment ( the monopoly )about Android marketshare within Android articles.

14. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Agree, and unlike Apple, Nokia allow us to comment on its YouTube videos.

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

That's what nokia say Connecting People.

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Oh shut it. Nokia has been doing these cheeky but true marketing long before MS acquired the D&S division. Leave it to the trolls to write ignorance.

24. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Show me the tweets.

34. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Remember about galaxy s4 zoom troll??

27. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

hello idiot ther is only one company who make inovation and that is only microsoft . rest like apple and google they know only one thing how to stole data and copy other design . the main thing is they dont know how to work .

35. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You're in serious problem...visit a doctor before your brain burst because of your blind fanboyism..

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I actually like how Microsoft always goes around trolling others lol

4. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

II like Lumias andWPindows OS, but they're trying too hard. Nothing anyone can say will convince an iphone user to switch. Iphone users are exactly like people in abusive relationships; nobody will ever be able to convince them to leave, they have to come to the realization that they made a terrible choice all on their own.

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Lols really funny...but fact is..windows os is still behind ios and android..so microsft shld focus first in marketing thier os than this trolling nonsence

11. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

But the truth is WP is giving a quite unique experiance unlike Android and iOS that are very similar in many way and much icon based. WP is the fastest and lightest of those, and the homescreen is giving a good overview. WP are lacking apps and do not have many competitive phones in the market, though.

32. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

You mean Windows Phone right? Honestly, I don't see WP is behind IOS at all. Some of the features introduced in IOS 8 has already been included in WP, such as WorldFlow, Widgets (LiveTiles), Spotlight (Search, Cortana), Song Recognition (Search, Cortana). There might be some features that are available in WP that are not available in IOS, (like Files Management, NFC support , Bluetooth sharing) and vice versa I think you cannot go wrong with any of these 3 OSs. It all comes down to personal preference

8. wilsong17 unregistered

lol wow troll alert

9. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I'd lol at nokias WP App store xD

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