Nokia mocks Samsung for the blurry Oscars selfies


Samsung's impromptu PR stunt with the record-breaking selfie at the Oscars might have been incredibly successful, but the quality of the picture itself, taken with a Note 3, wasn't that great. Of course, that's a big part of the fun with selfies, which are often taken with 1-2 MP front shooters, but this didn't prevent Nokia from chiming in with a snarky comment.

Nokia USA retweeted a photo from Ellen's feed, that you can see on the right, where she used the hashtags #Blessed #Oscars #Blurry. The comment by the Lumia 1520's maker? "Let's do away with blurry photos, Ellen!" Ouch.

Samsung's marketing machine was in full swing at the Oscars, just like it was during the Sochi Olympics, or in NBA games - putting big Note 3 phablets, and other Samsung gear, in everyone's hands for the world to see. If that's scaling down on marketing, as Samsung recently said it would do, we'd love to see what happens if it decides to boost the PR budget.


source: NokiaUSA (Twitter)

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82 Comments

1. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

hahaha Epic Troll by Nokia :)

8. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

If you can't beat them bash them -nokia

17. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

nokia is not nokia anymore its microsoft the bashing microsoft :( This is all you can microsoft.

23. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

The funny thing is that nokia Wp is going backward in sells, latest quarter http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/nokia-ships-82m-lumia-smartphones-q4-decline-q3/2014-01-23 I think microsoft should be quet !!!

31. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

it was worth it just to see you upset. Lol

34. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Samsung went backwards last quarter as well despite the launch of Note 3. http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/samsung-records-first-quarterly-profit-decline-for-two-years-1218432 Yet despite the launch of Note 3 and IPhone 5S and 5C Nokia still managed to ship 8.2 million devices, that is very impressive hardly giving up any ground in the face of new competition. HTC who pushed Android all of last year had a 36.5% decline year over year. http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTCs-February-sales-drop-36.5-year-over-year_id53392 30 million Lumia sales in 2013 more than doubled its sales from the 13.3 million Lumias sold in 2012 helping to make making WP the fastest growing OS on the planet. You just showed a snapshot of the whole story.

38. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The extreme majority of those lumia sales you speak of are due to a lumia 520/521. Which was priced anywhere between 49$ and 99$. A nice phone for what it is, but not a trailblazer.

47. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

nokia is now going Android to sell phones LOL

83. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

so? nobody here is talking about android, wth android has to do with pic quality???

77. Beaustir45

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

It was taken with the front facing camera, you can't get rid of that with a Nokia phone, or any phone for that matter. C'mon man! But, they already got the word out, and other people don't know these things.

49. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Jealousy.....

84. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

That's what Samsung said

14. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Nokia is always looking for free marketing So it can only happen under the wraps of Samsung But still at the end of every year More Galaxies are sold

19. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

nokia had went almost bankrupt with WP now they start selling Android phones. to sell phones Lol

26. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

This is not marketing.this is just plain stupid childish bashing.i'm not a sammy fan BTW

32. SleepingOz unregistered

That's not new, you know. They've been doing this for quite a while now, but did this help them to boost their market share? No!

52. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

very true my friend

88. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

totally agree ! if Nokia are really good, why dont they offer Ellen 1520 at the first place...besides, and at least Samsung marketing department got to do something to make their products famous...!

51. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Jealousy.....

54. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nokia cant do anything on their own, so they always need to catch up on something like andriod, samsung etc...

59. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

OIS is a must-have camera function these days. Maybe Sammy (and Apple and a few others as well) will include OIS in their new flagship phones. If it takes a mocking tweet by a competitor to push OIS, then I am all for it.

66. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

POOR CAMERA QUALITY !

72. SleepingOz unregistered

Because LG front cam is better...not.

76. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NOKIA just jealous cause they weren't smart like SAMSUNG giving ELLEN a GALAXY NOTE III and was at the awards

92. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

noob troll

2. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

53. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hmmm interesting.

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Uppercut!

16. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Uppercut? Coming from Nokia that's just a Jab. Nokia right now can't phase the Samsung behemoth no matter how hard it punches.

37. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Windows Phone OS dilutes the power of Nokia's punches.

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