Nokia goes into crazy ads mode: see a dog eating iPhone 5, and Angry Birds played with a banana

Nokia goes into crazy ads mode: see a dog eating iPhone 5, and Angry Birds played with a banana
Nokia's Facebook page seems to be living a life of its own when it comes to touting the new Lumia phones and taking jabs at the competition. Nokia is no stranger to wacky commercials, which are always entertaining, but those on Facebook mix works of art with some pretty far out there bits.

Take the dog that just tore apart a retail box with the handset in it, for example, looking suspiciously like an iPhone 5. It looks up the camera with that adorable expression dogs have when they have just eaten the whole steak off the kitchen tablet, and the tagline says “Forget about this one, now you can switch to Lumia”, as part of Nokia's "Time to #switch" campaign. That's from Wednesday.

From today, we have someone demonstrating how you can play Angry Birds with a banana on Nokia's ultra-sensitive touchscreen, that will see the light of day for the first time in the Lumia 920. The banana-operated handset is in fact a Lumia 900, and you can operate any capacitive touchscreen this way, or with a sausage for example, so it doesn't really showcase the Lumia 920 strength, which is in cutlery operation, but it's fun to watch.

What do you think about the way Nokia is taking with commercials lately - likely to backfire or taking the competition head-on?

source: Nokia (Facebook)

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28 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

wait hold up.......nokia's #switch campaign? LMAOOOOOOO

15. Smart

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

good ad but awful angry birds player........:P

16. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

that labdrador doesn't like ip5! :3

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The video seems to be made by an Indian....

11. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

It is!

3. thelegend6657 unregistered

Who need SPen when you have a banana ? Samsung fail

5. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Lol....spoon , gloves, pen, finger nails, and now banana.....OMG what is next...??

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Apple??? :D

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What's with the thumbs down?? No one can take a joke?? :D

10. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Next ?? =D I can only imagine! The new noki lumia 920! The only pone that can be used with a d*** xD

13. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

LOL! And who needs those HD Gameloft games when you can play Angry Birds! Android fail.

19. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

its a windows phone buddy

23. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Android has HD Gameloft games, I think he was being sarcastic...

25. thelegend6657 unregistered

I think you are being sarcastic . Gameloft need to improve their graphics

28. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

The purpose of sarcasm is defeated the moment you admit sarcasm. So no, it's not sarcasm. :)

24. phljcnth

Posts: 550; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I wish Lumia 920 had a banana slot.

26. dampv

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

iPen!!!!

27. thelegend6657 unregistered

Nah Steve Jobs hate stylus

4. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Samsung customers at the phone store - Do you have SPen for my phone ? Nokia customers at the phone store - Do you have a banana for my phone ?

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Lol...you don't need to go to the phone store...the fruit shop will do!! :D

8. MeoCao unregistered

What's the point when 920 is ATT exclusive? Nokia is not competing with SS and Apple anymore, it now competes with the likes of Hua Wei and ZTE only.

9. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

how about using the banana for slicing in fruit ninja... inception and a total mind f**k

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

There was something going around at Nokia Facebook. Nokia Held this give away competition for 5 Lumias. When the winners was announced many users were dissapointed as they felt their entry was better than those of winners. Some even threaten Nokia, that they are leaving and moving to competitors. Immediately after, Nokia uploaded a cute Panda picture, saying "Please, don't leave". Check it out.

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

just had a look and your right, using panda's to try calm the anger lol and must say the winners entries were just generic crap, if they mentioned a competitors phone saying they would switch they won it looks like..... disappointing

17. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

even my p**** will work on the screen :p

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

How will you get it down there? :P

21. Aeires unregistered

That's one happy looking dog!

22. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

he is aware of what he has just done, he is going to get Lumia 920 instead. Would not you look happy too ?

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