Nokia gives Android attitude hours ahead of big Lumia event

Nokia gives Android attitude hours ahead of big Lumia event
Nokia has a huge announcement to make today - its joint event with Microsoft in the Big Apple kicks off in just around two hours, and the company’s official Twitter account is all fired up for the big moment, starting the day by tweeting a picture of a bowl full of jelly beans, a spoon and the swaggery “Today we dine on Jellybeans.”

There is an old Lumia smartphone pictured right below and it definitely seems like Nokia is giving Android the attitude. So far however this seems like an empty threat - Nokia’s Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones have accumulated 7 million sales so far in almost a year after the first Nokia Lumias arrived, and that’s as much as Google is shipping in Android smartphones for... a week.

Interestingly, Nokia’s tweet also says “Breakfast in New York on a big day for us!” but the caption on the tweet states that the tweet comes from Finland. Oh well. Let’s hope that the much anticipated new PureView Lumia 920 really delivers. Nokia under Stephen Elop lost 70% of its market value in the past two years.

source: @Nokia



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I saw the photo and came up with Lumia beans!! :P

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

See I love competition just like the next person, but I really think Nokia & WP need to slow their roll just a little. I mean it's good to have swagger but after you at least do something in the mobile space. WP is starting right now to release dual-core phones when Android is now into quad-core phones with 2GB of RAM. I could really understand if they were a firm in the mobile game but their recent achievements include finally outselling RIM is really not that huge of an achievement. Bada has more phones than WP. I really want to root for Microsoft. I really like Windows 8 a LOT. Their new Nokia's are very nice & sexy but to take such a blatant shot at the top dog Android to me seems very arrogant & not very well played. I think Microsoft & Nokia should be humble & make some noise & then start to talk but right now it looks more like cheap talk than something we should take seriously. It’s almost embarrassing to talk when you don’t even have a foot to stand on.

34. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You know what i'm thinking? Nokia has something planned...i think they might release something different. Why would they keep poking their nose where it don't belong? I might be wrong here...but you know, the official release date is today, but why would they leak pictures of their phones if today's the date? It doesn't make sense. Those pictures might be prototypes...getting me?

36. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You know what, I am starting to think that way too. It just seems so unlike Nokia to be doing all of this.

45. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Have to wait and see to make it sure. According to Nokia, ATIV was a warm up act. If those phones pictured above are the 'thing' supposed to outperform ATIV, I'll find another phone brand to put my trust on. Lol.

2. MeoCao unregistered

It will be another big flop from axis MS-Nokia.

13. San_Jogg

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Look at all the butthurted fandroids

24. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Yeah, totally butthurt because Windows has an amazing 3% of the mobile space!

35. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Oops I meant to thumb you DOWN. Android sells 7million in a week. Wp sells 7 million in 9 months. Remember Nokia promising big for the wp 7? "Lumia 900 will blow your socks off!" It sold FIVE TIMES LESS THAN GALAXY NOTE, AT HALF THE ASKING PRICE. "We will disrupt the eco system order"(MS &Nokia promises TWO YEARS AGO Pathetic is an understatement

42. SleepingOz unregistered

It's easier to trash-talk than to compete.

47. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The Nokia lumias have probably been the slowest selling handsets we've had in years,I remember Nokia reps telling us to expect huge sales figures from them,we laughed then,now we don't laugh,too much unsold wp stock backlogging and not within a sniff of being sold. Wp8 will generally be no different. From Nokia's point of view they have to come out fighting here as its sink or swim for them,unfortunately for Nokia they've jumped onboard a ship called windows which already had hit ten icebergs

55. Aeires unregistered

I heard it was 8 icebergs.

48. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

That might be true, but android has so many phones running it, which most are trash, so of course it will sell more, than doesn't mean anything. Quality over quantity.

49. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Android also has high end phones so would that mean quality and quantity? The low end phones are there to cater to the less fortunate and the high end to cater to those looking for top of the line edge of cellphone tech. I am still looking forward to trying W8 phones simply to check out the new OS but Nokia is getting an "Appletude" I went from being an Apple fan (said loosely) to an Android fan (with an open mind) but to be honest until Nokia/MS push something crazy it will be a very slow uphill grind.

50. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Im not syaing there are no high end androids, there aobviously are, some that I would own myself, but apart from those, the majority of the phones on android are trash. Low end phones, yes made for the less fortunate. Windows phone doesn't have of too many of those yet, so It isn't fair to compare sales with android.

51. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Then compare the S3 to the highest selling Nokia phone and the 4S what do you get? Difference between the new Android phones is they are pushing for new tech.. Apple is adapting old tech to their phones. Nokia is good when it comes to style and trying but its like a race.. if you fall as hard as Nokia did and broke your ankle.. its pretty hard to catch back up to those in first place. I mean no disrespect to Nokia. But to say its unfair to compare is just silly. Lower end Android phones are not even all that bad they just don't have the required hardware to run such a resource hungry OS. As its been said a million times.. if Android was just an app drawer even the garbage phones would run smooth as butter. Also keep in mind all the new phones coming with JB project butter included will be silky smooth even on a mid-range. Windows is a lot like Apple in the sense they don't like making low end.. they just like selling the previous model for cheaper

52. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

I never said comparing the phones is unfair, I said comparing sales is. Imma have to disagree on that one, lower end android are garbage. Have you used a windows phone? It hasn't lagged on me once, and I've had it since windows 7 came out. I had the galaxy S 4g before this samsung focus, and that galaxy S lags way too much, and it was one of the higher end when I got it. Yeah Jelly Bean might change things, but even if it does, wp7 already did what they are bearely doing, lag free devices. And yes even the lower end wp7

53. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

So your saying Windows Phones are ahead of the curve? lol. Ahead of Android in the sense of an OS? Perhaps more capable at completing tasks?? People whine over Android lagging but do they have a new Android or a free one? You get what you pay for.

54. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

When we are talking about lag, and easy to use yes. What else would you need from a phone? Tell me, have you used a windows phone? Have you used the keyboard, no other phone comes close to it. The more important and useful things you use a phone for, im confident windows is better. Android is more advanced right now for sure, but in actual necessities, its nothing special. Like I said there are so many lower end android phones that people have just because they are cheap, they didn't have a choice. Once windows start making lower ends that are made to compete with those android phones, im very sure people wouldn't go for those android phones. Im talking from experience, I haven't always had the highest end phone, and that lag is irritating, soooo irritating. You don't get that with windows phone.

3. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Why they are so pathetic? It's like the school bully that tries to emerge by humiliating the others instead improving himself. Greedy Windows over free Linux...sorry I made my choice. Nokia, I preferred you with Belle.

9. San_Jogg

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Lazy Android, with false promising updates

14. willard12 unregistered

Interesting when will that windows phone 7 in the picture be updated to wp8?

16. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

it will not and they already told everyone no lies or false stories:P

20. willard12 unregistered is it ANDROID that makes promises about updates or carriers and OEMS?

37. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i dont know about that ask the one who pointed andoid out i only told WP7 story

22. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Actually it's not the lies or false stories when it comes to the latest Android firmware. It's the fact that they remain silent throughout each new update but they are changing. Samsung and HTC are kept on their toes.

38. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well its all bussness strategy not to keep updating old phones othervise people may not always get new one after a year or 2 it implies to all OEMs

21. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Don't point finger mate, tell that to all WP7 running device owners first. And to tell you my Android phone got updated atleast 7 times already since I bought it a year ago.. .

26. willard12 unregistered

Or WinMo 6.5 owners...

12. MeoCao unregistered

It's simple: because they can't beat Android with action. MS is pathetic all along, I hated it when MS rejoiced after SS lost the Apple case. And how many times MS top man Ballmer talked down competitors. MS does not deserve respect.

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