Nokia concludes ethics probe into Lumia fake video and photos

Nokia concludes ethics probe into Lumia fake video and photos
“Poor judgment” is to blame with the marketing built around the Lumia. You may remember just as Nokia was going to unveil their two new smartphones, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, the internet began to swell with queries about the marketing video (and later photos) for the Lumia 920. Specifically, what was that big device in the background riding in a van next to that beautiful woman riding a bike (see video below)?

Nokia promptly apologized and explained their intention, which included actual video shot with the Lumia 920. Damage done to their widely anticipated presentation of the new Lumias, it was then announced that Nokia would begin an ethical inquiry to “understand what happened.”

In a written statement, Nokia concluded from their internal investigation that “poor judgment was exercised in the use of the [marketing] materials.” It was stated that “appropriate action” was taken, but no details were given.

We have since seen plenty of evidence that the camera on the Lumia 920 is quite capable, the rest of the specs are appear to be up to the task, and carrier support is looking good.

Now, all we need is confirmed pricing and availability and we will be off to the races as all the hot new devices come to market in time for the holidays.

source: The Wall Street Journal

Video that started it all...


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23 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

camera looks good :)

6. wendygarett unregistered

Yup both fake and real version :)

2. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

its the best

3. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

OIS is awesome. I might be clicking the want button for this phone very soon.

4. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I would want it in the same shade of Blue as the 900 though. The color patte for the 920's remind me of food condiments. Red=Ketchup, Yellow=Mustard, White=Salt, Gray&Black=Pepper.

14. rsxl5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Yep ; looking at the palette I do have feeling that it's a color mobile for my kid rather than me :)

5. papss unregistered

I really want this phone... Red please!

7. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I hella want this phone. Also, who is the a$$hole giving everybody thumbs down. And yes red looks sexy, so does the yellow :)

9. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Its America people are aloud to thumb down. I want black and then I'll get whatever case color i want.

11. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

is cyan version is available for 920?

12. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

What if, what if all of this is intentional? What if nokia did all of this on purpose so people could talk about it and be noticed again? Seems like a big advertising conspiracy :-P

16. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

It IS a conspiracy.

13. No_Nonsense unregistered

Just shut up all those who say Nokia falsely advertised the 920. Where is criticism for Apple when they clearly said in the presentation that the iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone? Doesn't it classify as false advertising as even thinner phones are available in the market?

17. laghari

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Nokia truly is the best smartphone maker, and the best innovator. It gives to its customers what it says. Lumia 920 is gonna beat the hell out of its competitors.

18. laghari

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Nokia truly is the best smartphone maker, and the best innovator. It gives to its customers what it says. Lumia 920 is gonna beat the hell out of its competitors.

20. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

A company that stands by what it says.

21. EspHack

Posts: 70; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

i hope the lumia 920 is capable of shooting videos like the faked one, if im correct, riding a bike is less shaky than walking on wood

22. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

last week was apple Iphone Glory time. Monday Microsoft will probably announce that the Windows phone 8 operating system has finally gone RTM. now it's time for the OEM's and the carriers to test the software and get it right for sale to the public. wow Microsoft is sure doing things in a nick in time schedule. this could hurt them

23. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Is the big problem when makes cheap phones

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