Nokia: "Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon"

Nokia:
How about a little confrontation between these two former rivals - Nokia and Samsung? We say former, because the focus nowadays seems to be more on Apple and Samsung, but anyways, Nokia is still the second-largest phone maker by volume in the world, so it's very interesting to observe the company's moves. And the company's latest public move comes from its VP of Sales and Marketing, Chris Weber, who has send out a tweet reading "Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon."

The move comes shortly after the company announced its September 5 event, where it's almost sure that it'll introduce us to its first Windows Phone 8 devices. Nokia is probably affected by the fact that Samsung recently overtook its position as the world's leading cell phone manufacturer, so it kind of sees the South Korean company as its arch-enemy right now. When it comes to smartphones, though, once powerful Nokia is now far behind its competition with its modest market share of 6.6%, so it has a lot of catching up to do.

The Finns have produced some wonderful devices in the Lumia 800 and 900, and since we already know that Windows Phone 8 will be a quite substantial overhaul of the platform, we're really looking forward to seeing what surprises Nokia has in store for us.

source: ChrisWeber via TheVerge

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37 Comments

1. sena7

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

September is going to be a banner month for phone aficionados.

9. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

yep. MWC got me all fired up and I'm feeling the same thing again!

29. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

lt will be a banner month if the iPhone 5 is released.

2. Awaragardiyan unregistered

IMO , The statement indicates more of a lumia note (phablet) than anything else.

3. MeoCao unregistered

Haha, nice stuff. But Nokia'd better back up the brave words with deeds. Its stunts and big words with Lumia 900 were virtually lies so we can be sure when we see the real product.

26. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

900 was awsome device not to mension the os provided for it was not up to the mark

4. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

These guys at Nokia are really shameless. They forgot that Samsung SELLS them the AMOLED panels, so be nice to them, or there will be shortages. Take note you too Nokia :P

11. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Samsung are not the only ones that make AMOLED or OLED panels. AU Optronics (AUO) and TPO Display also make OLED panels for Nokia.

17. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

True.. question is how much they produce? I have seen figures stating that Samsung has 97% of the market.

22. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Yeah, but ALL AMOLED panels on Lumia were manufactured by Samsung

12. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

For this, if you call Nokia shameless, then what would you call Apple? They've been suing each other in court since a forever and Samsung is a major part supplier for Apple. The corporate world is not as simple as it looks.;)

23. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Apple is even worse :P

5. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I would rather walt for Note II now than to take Note. U problem, Nokia?

15. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

u grammar thelibertine?

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Ha, the so called "not beta" phone can't even beat the S3 in terms of specs and functions/features. Samsung should have told them that statement a looooonngg time ago.

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The 900 wasn't designed to be a world beater, merely a nice phone to go against a 4s, HTC Vivid, Samsung GS2 Skyrocket, and Motorola Atrix 2 (on AT&T's lineup) while being at least half the price of the first 3 if not lower. I say it's done a good job so far, speaking as a very satisfied owner, and I got mine during the preorder period and paid $0 for it. Most satisfactory "free" (not actually free due to contract) purchase I think I've yet had

24. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, not saying the Lumia was a bad phone or wasn't worth it's price, from your statement it was very "value for money". What I'm saying is Nokia's getting ahead of themselves again when their first so called "breakthrough" phones weren't that successful.

7. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

might be nokia using rights given by ms to edit the OS as they want.This means that we will see some galaxy note type phones with wp8.This is going to be awesome for customers.Galaxy note 2 vs this wp8 thing!!!

8. Aeires unregistered

How much liberty does the OEMs and carriers have with MS's phones? Don't own one so I'm curious to how much MS is giving control to the outside forces, if at all.

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Nobody is going to take note so soon. Even if Nokia comes with a compelling product, it is going to take them years to recover their losses and position with proven sales.

13. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I like Nokia but they really shouldn't be calling people out as they're slipping behind. Hopefully Windows Phone 8 succeeds.

16. Suts_97

Posts: 129; Member since: May 05, 2012

Samsung is not going to be very worried about this as they have the world's best smartphone and phablet currently!

18. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Samsung is done taking notes, it ready yielded results. Nokia had lost it's aura in the high end market. The word "Lumia" is nowhere as common/mainstream as the word "Galaxy". People in my area want a Galaxy phone and had no idea what a Lumia phone is. So even if Nokia produces something high end, it will have a lot of catching up to do.

19. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I took notes when they first announced the PV 808, turned out to be a huge disappointment. I won't take notes from Nokia ever again.

30. No_Nonsense unregistered

What was so disappointing in the 808? A (non)dated OS?

20. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Samsung : (yawns)

21. oldmandaddy

Posts: 64; Member since: May 01, 2010

Ok ,Samsung , you take note. You will fall like me from 45% to 10% soon. If you still making cheap phones and copy others. That's my advise. Love from Nokia.

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sammy just got " 'Not(e)'-fied"!! Nokia...you disappoint at times, i hope this is not a stupid "act before you think" gimmick!!!

27. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

I remember that "We will need to prove to you that our phone is faster than yours" campaign that they've made some months ago. I don't know what they'll do next to overthrow the galaxy.

34. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I hope they not only overthrow the "galaxy" but the whole "universe"!! :D

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