Nokia says iDoalotmore, challenging Apple with… Symbian

Nokia says iDoalotmore, challenging Apple with… Symbian
Nokia says iDoalotmore, challenging Apple with… Symbian
Just when you thought that Nokia would take the quiet path to Windows Phone and leave Symbian^3 to slowly decay, a bold move by the Finns challenges none other than Apple with… Symbian. An ad in one of the latest issues of the Times of India claims: “iDoalotmore.” With such a bold stance copying Cupertino’s speak, we could already sense Apple’s lawyers pondering over the next lawsuit. But what’s more interesting is that the ad proclaims the superiority of none other than “the burning platform” Symbian.

A walkthrough of all the “iDoalotmore” services on the local Nokia website details how Nokia Maps, Music, HD Camera and Video, Video Calling, Apps and USB on the go trump the competition, and while we can see the benefit of having Nokia Maps with free navigation and the superior camera quality of a phone like the Nokia N8, we’re hardly convinced that Video Calling and Apps could outdo existing services by Apple. That might seem like aggressive marketing, but hey, Nokia has to push that next 150 million in the next couple of years somehow, right?

source: Nokia India, Noel Barretto (Twitter)

Nokia says iDoalotmore, challenging Apple with… Symbian

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19 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

i love this kind of marketing .. especially when it's 100% true :D

12. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

yeah...true..i have the N8 and I can really say iDoalotmore than any of the iPhone guys..the sheer features quality and functionality trumps the competition.

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i think nokia is being a little to braggy with this one... when they have a platform that isnt loosing 8% market share then they have the right to do this...

2. Umr Nair unregistered

I feel sympathy for the company in that it still lives a fool's dream! As long as it doesn't accept its mistakes (especially symbian, odd shapes of handsets etc), it can never compete in the new market place. They should try to learn and adapt to changing trends, rather than trying to force the customer with 100s of models with no specific feature worthwhile!! RIP!!

4. I do unregistered

Yeah man! Your right! let's all run to the ugly HTC's shape or to the cheap plastic of Sammy' cause the prices for the I'tdoall are going down! Grow up and keep your simple mind for you!

6. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

I don't agree with you dude. Odd shapes? nana! dude! Thats variety. All phones can't have thesame shape.

10. jthiagesan

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

Nokia is one of the good company to have good looking phones, not samsung or anyother else. Nokia phones has great build quality

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I'd have to agree with the writer here. I'd give Nokia their maps, and I'll give the n8 the camera edge(only the n8) but music goes to iTunes because of apples super aggressive and super successful dealings with record companies. Apps also go to Apple and not just because of number. Also USB on the go is great. But video calling is just as simple and accessible on iphone. What Nokia should have promoted was apps, USB on the go, camera strength, and os versatility. Widgets are a big plus. But the while do more thing is old for every os. It only stands up to stock versions of an os with no apps. But since everyone has apps on their phones or at least access the differences in what one os can do over another are minute at best.(for the dumb dumbs that's minute as in my-noot)

7. DP unregistered

Looks like Symbian^3 Anna update is round the corner. I found these two video which was uploaded yesterday. Seems to be genuine from Nokia. It also talks about NFC enablement as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIPABkKZdJ4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukEvIimAG4g

8. NicKel unregistered

C'mon ppl, now both companies are even... remember last summer's Apple quote "it's all about connecting people":http://www.youtube.com/user/Apple#p/u/68/FHngLJ0Rl Ng (1:12)

9. krazyfrog unregistered

Hey PhoneArena, you might want to ask the person who took that picture for permission before using it in your article or at least give him credit:http://twitpic.com/530fwi

14. Eingild21 unregistered

Another proof for PA's biased opinions towards Apple. You were hardly convinced since you all are diehard fanboys who think iPhone is the mightiest of them all. Well guess what? Your facetime crap can only do video call over wifi. Oh and btw, you can't send files over bluetooth. What an advanced technology!

15. r2212xx

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Next news.. Apple sues Nokia for the use of 'i' in iDoalotmore.. :P

27. ahmedra2ol

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 01, 2011

nokia is not like sumsung when apple sues nokia nokia will FUCK her up it will be the last DAY with apple in mobile phones :@ :D

16. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Seriously? Hahahahahaha. If you do a lot more, then fight someone your own size. The iphone is obviously too small for you :)

17. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Hmmmmm. Here's a hyundai elantra fully loaded with a navigation system, rearview camera, heated seats, etc. And then here's a base model BMW 3series offering none of those extra features the elantra offers. They're giving both cars for free. Which one would you choose? I guess the Hyundai? Lol

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this only proves to Nokia that Apple is number one... otherwise they wouldnt use direct hits on Apple... thats why Android didnt get nokia attention...

22. SRK unregistered

I doubt the Finns knew about their Indian colleagues are coming up with this ad. I also work for a multinational which has offices in India and I know the smooth talking English speaking Indians often come up with communication campaigns which are not not always approved by HQ management.

30. proee unregistered

"Hmmmmm. Here's a hyundai elantra fully loaded with a navigation system, rearview camera, heated seats, etc. And then here's a base model BMW 3series offering none of those extra features the elantra offers. They're giving both cars for free. Which one would you choose? I guess the Hyundai? Lol" And then there's the base model Hyundai with chrome wheels and metallic paint (aka iPhone)

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