Nokia forces bystanders to switch to Lumia via football trick-shot


Nokia's latest video confirms once and for all that the Finns have mastered the art of trolling. After all, there's no surer way to get your smartphones in people's hands than beating their old phones off them with a football and giving them a new Lumia 630, right? Right. Add a special trick and a hidden camera, and the result is a fantastic fusion of genius and dumb.

Of course, it takes a special pair of feet, and another special pair of nerves to pull such an endevour off. That's why Nokia enlisted Finnish goalkeeper and trick shot artist Lassi Hurskainen and his comrade Raine Aare Siltala. Suffice to say, this stunt was done by professionals and we advise against attempting it on your own.

It's great that Nokia is still keeping its punk attitude after its handset division was bought out by one of the world's largest corporations. But, as much as we appreciate the inventive and oddball stunt, if Lassi and Raine beat one of our beloved Android flagships, expensive iPhones, better Lumias, or productive BlackBerries out of our hands to present us with a humble Lumia 630, we wouldn't have been very amused.

Still, the video shows a happy ending for everyone involved, paid actors or actual Lumia converts by accident, so more power to Nokia.

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Lumia 630
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1830 mAh(13.1h 3G talk time)

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51 Comments

1. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Nokia, kicking ass since 1871

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Well said

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

After damages done to their more expensive phones. Then Nokia gives them a cheap lumia 630 that has a 5mp camera with no rear camera flash, and no front facing camera, 512mb of ram and 8gb of storage. Not to mention the low resolution display (854x480).

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You didn't notice their phones. Nokia choose people who using cheap phones then they did this and give away 630.

34. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So that makes it right to give them a cheaper phone? What if some of them could take selfies or video chat with their family or friends. The 630 can't do that. One guy that was taking a picture of the gold soccer guy. His phone looked expensive. It even looked like he was going to beat the soccer guy who kicked the ball.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hell yea.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

With their rubber boots lol

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

1871-2011. On topic: Looks like the only way to get people to use WP is to beat them into it. Pathetic.

16. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Stop with the hating on WP bro. We all know that you love WP and are probably the biggest fan of it on the site. Stop with the acting of hating it dude. The secret is out, relax.

22. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"Stop with the hating on WP" I will, when it stops being bad. "We all know that you love WP and are probably the biggest fan of it on the site. Stop with the acting of hating it dude. The secret is out, relax." Reverse psychology won't work on me.

24. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Its ok dude. There's no point arguing now. We all know that you're a WP fan pretending to be a WP hater. Relaax and secretly enjoy your WP. :)

28. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"Its ok dude. There's no point arguing now." No point indeed. WP is bad. "We all know that you're a WP fan pretending to be a WP hater. Relaax and secretly enjoy your WP. :)" Reverse psychology won't work on me. :)

29. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Except that it does. Hence you pop on every single WP article. Relax dude. You love WP, its not a crime. I also love WP and so do many a million. Everyone has their secret and this is your little dirty secret.

31. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Repeating won't make me like WP or will it help WP. " I also love WP and so do many a million" 1 million out of a billion? Thats no good. " Everyone has their secret and this is your little dirty secret." So you say WP is dirty?

32. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Dude you already love WP. Nobody can make you like it. Relax and love your WP. :D

33. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I would, if it wasn't horrible.

42. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Ok, so you're gonna continue with act of hating WP. Its ok, whatever you wish. As long as you remain a true and die hard WP fan. Cheers. :)

46. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Yes, you'd wish that, since i'm revealing how bad WP is.

51. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Continue with the revealing dude. I'm happy to know that there are REAL WP fans on the site like you, looking to voice their concern on some of the problems with WP. Maybe MS or Nokia will hear your pleas. Keep it up my fellow WP fan. :)

52. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"I'm happy to know that there are REAL WP fans on the site like you" That is the only way you could make anyone a fan of WP, by simply claiming they are when they aren't. "Maybe MS or Nokia will hear your pleas" That was exactly my intention. But now, since it looks like its of no use, my intention now is to warn people that Windows Phone, which you try to force upon me, is horrible.

53. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

What is wrong with you? Why forcing others to like something they dont? Do you do this to all the gals who dont like you? Get a life....

49. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

You're so bitter alterecho, you must enjoy the things that you have right now.

17. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

No. Please stop being childish.

44. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I agree with alterecho. This is prankish and nasty. Giving me a Nokia Lumia 630 in exchange for 'my troubles' would not have been comforting. For me, the real Nokia died in 2011. +1 for alterecho...

48. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Its just a promo or something. Just be happy with it :))

2. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yeah a 1020, 1520, or the Icon but the measly 630? Nokia just stop it and quit making the best phones exclusives please.

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

They would have been announced 930 for verizon and at&t plus world too.

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Breaking people's phones and only give them a 630? that's just horrible..

15. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Lol, They should give the 930/1520/Icon instead.

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Nokia haven't mastered the art of trolling, they have mastered the art of marketing and promotion of products. Learning ofcourse from the great Samsung. :)

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