Nokia tells Samsung to "have a break"


You might expect Nokia to be a bit quiet until the proposed sale to Microsoft goes through, but Nokia apparently wants to stay in the spotlight any way it can, even if it means being negative. Nokia was obviously not all that impressed by Samsung's newly announced devices today, because the Nokia Germany account told Samsung to "have a break".

The tweet is obviously playing off of Google's announcement that Android 4.4 would be called KitKat; and, since Samsung is the king of the Android hill (and by extension the entire smartphone hill), Samsung gets the message. Of course, while the tweet is slightly amusing, the thought that has been running through our heads since seeing it is "It would be amazing to see someone actually break a smartphone cleanly in half like that."

We are not condoning that you destroy your property, but given how destruction of a cell phone usually goes down, wouldn't it be pretty interesting to see a clean break like that? Nokia has never been afraid to take on Samsung before, and obviously moving into the Microsoft offices won't change that. 

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79 Comments

73. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The only thing I see in this comment chain is Sammy fanboys who are calling Nokia butthurt, but are butthurt themselves. Just because Lumia doesn't have access to so many games doesn't mean you'll die. I have an android and the only apps I have are 2 games and social networks, all, except for instagram, which are available one way or another in the windows phone marketplace. If it's games you want, get a console. The Note 3 is awesome but if you think it's a complete must have upgrade over the Note 2 then I think you should look in the mirror and see who's the fanboy.

69. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

If I was Samsung, I'd just yaaaaawwwwnn...

64. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Cute :) It's like an old sinking ship making fun of the biggest and most powerful ship as it sails by. You'd think Nokia would atleast go down with some dignity, guess times are very desperate for them now, how the mighty have fallen.

63. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung have become succesful by solving All Nokias mistakes they could not solve themselves,just look at Nokias slide up phones,o.k from the begining then become very wobbly,am Samsung solved this by Bringing out Spring Up Sliders,Samsung left Symbian for Android, but Nokia fell to Microsofts Plan an got Mr Elop in an they gave into Windows,an look at Nokias position now Miles an Miles behind Samsung,so please shut up Nokia

62. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Have a break have a Kit Kat Lol.

59. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

At least this one doesn't make them look stupid and bad like the GS4 zoom dissing ad. They are actually dissing Samsung's second tier high end phone this time. The GS4 zoom Nokia diss was so retarded because they were comparing their top of the line with Samsung's pawn or waterboy or something else really low on the food chain, the GS4 zoom. That was like the equivalent of a 6'6 200 pound male saying that they are stronger than a 5'2 hundred pound girl. Nokia really needs to fire their PR department, they obviously do not know how to do this dissing stuff properly without making Nokia look desperate. Having the 1020 ad on some beat up old truck side next to this gleaming, larger, and flashy GS4 zoom add doesn't help subliminally either. It hurts them more than anything.

58. Topcat488

Posts: 1426; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I use to like Nokia but NOT anymore... "Nokrosoft".

57. mianhae445

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Hmm...much as many dislike Samsung's use of plastic, this ad seems to be purely to troll (and as some have mentioned, to look butthurt). Jokes and the Nokia 3310 aside, you do know that Lumias are breakable right... Rather than troll they should stick to promoting their own methods of building phones, like what HTC did in their One ads...

68. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

This looks more like MS than Nokia. Over the years, I remember Nokia only promoting own products and no badmouthing competitors.

56. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I have nothing but love for Nokia. I sold my Nokia stock, bank a nice profit. I'm not married to any OS. But I do Iike money.

49. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

samsung the main reason behind Nokia's fall Birth of Galaxy S stated nokia fall and s2 made it push more and s3 made it more deeper and s4 made it sold to microsoft over just within 2 years Samsung made Nokia Sold

50. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

seriously this is how you look at it..geezz my 3 year old niece think better than you are shame..

51. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

i am 2 years old

53. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

yes 2 years old to the power of 15th.

55. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So he's 32,768 years old?

60. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

yes. and he need to rest.

46. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

lol nice one

44. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I do hate Samsung's aggressive ads making fun of Apple, and I was slightly annoyed by the Android Kitkat video, and generally all "2edgy4me" ads or statements that aim at spiking controversy. But at least Samsung, Google, and Apple are big enough companies at the top of the food chain right now and I can actually take them seriously when they fling insults. When companies like Microsoft and Nokia pretend that the average person cares about their brand and will listen I just laugh.

38. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Poor Nokia adveritisng..trying to take Samsung because of they beast devices, its all JEALOUSY. Nokia is sad...poor devices and poor company

37. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

LOOOOL samsung no innovation keeps adding number on ram, processor, pixels..yet stupi*d consumers think it as awesome//lol dull people...

39. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

go back to your cave.. you're not drunk.. just pure stupid!!

41. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

affected much?

52. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Well he is right bt the upgrade was really needed...adding s4 features nd heavy specs sheet....s pen is an innovative thing I guess

32. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Have a break have a kitkat android 4.4 ;)

30. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Crossed the line!!

29. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Nokia's waiting for formal "Adoption" by Foster father @ M$. So they have mentally taken a break and now want everyone else to do so ... Nokia is like a b@st@rd child till November when formal "adoption" is slated to go through.

24. GoVinci

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Desperate times call for desperate measure. Sad to see Nokia succumbing to the pressure. Nokia has been manipulated right from the start IMO.

18. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

R.I.P. Nokia 1865 - 2013

23. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Ye of little faith... Nokia got along for over 100 YEARS without being a cell phone manufacturer. Even after MS takes their phone division, I'd bet on them being around for quite a bit longer.

16. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Nokia wants Samsung to literally take a break because Nokia is falling so far behind and needs time to catch up.

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