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Nokia tells Samsung to "have a break"

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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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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:43 51

1. pokedude750 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:18 6

33. joey_sfb (Posts: 6533; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

A would rather Nokia compete with real features and benefits to their consumer that way Samsung might throw in a bit of extra for my notes 3 purchase.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:46 47

2. vandroid (Posts: 348; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

Lol at Nokia, getting big headed. Their cameras are good but their flagships have been the same every year with the same specs but an updated camera. Nokia will never be a threat to Samsung

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:06 43

9. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

The real threat to Samsung is Sony and LG. A non android device as of right now is no threat to Samsung. Samsung is probably making more $ in a day than Nokia makes in a year.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:51 9

26. _god_ (banned) (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:05 3

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

god knows.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:31 10

47. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

God is busy with his new Note 3

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 23:19 4

48. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


posted on 05 Sep 2013, 05:32

66. kalloud (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

No he isn't! God is able to create whatever he wants and he doesn't need humans to do that!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:06 1

67. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

No it can´t because it doesn´t exist

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 16:48

78. kalloud (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Yes it does, check this out:
And please watch the whole film (wich is based on scientific facts) and don't get bored.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 14:19 1

75. amats69 (Posts: 1509; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Id!ots! Can you please leave God out of this?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:49 4

25. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)

I think Nokia just makes fun of the stupid names Google assigns to it OS-Versions. I can't wait for Gummy-Bear-Android, Marshmallow-Android or Pretzel-Android. The pre-final version of Android will be named Fat-Droid, followed by Heart-Attack-Droid.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 05:03

65. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3503; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

You wait a very very long time for Gummy-Bear. You do know G comes before J(elly Bean) in the alphabet? And I won't even mention the F and H reference. It's a lame joke, and quite dumb as well

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 12:20

74. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)

Sorry for making use of my artistic freedom! Sorry for breaking your heart too! I feel also sorry for you loving an OS so much that you feel the necessity to defend Android in this way. Just don't take it personal, makes your life much easier.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 03:54

79. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3503; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

lol I own an iPhone 4s

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:07 9

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

what about your iphone, see your iphone first.........LOLOLOLOLOL

wait and watch lumia 1520 is coming......then say....!!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:08

40. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

I am interested to see what happens with the possible 1520. I love my Note 2, but I will always be open to other devices.
I had a Nokia N97 and loved the design and build quality, but Symbian was an absolutely awful experience in the U.S.
Everything was geared towards Europeans.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:58 2

35. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 871; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

I love how so many people keep saying Nokia this Nokia that... all they have is their camera...

You do realize that the camera is the ONLY thing Nokia has any control over, right? It's not like they can wake up tomorrow and say here are all the phone features that you guys haven't seen on our phones yet that you've wanted.

It's Microsoft's fault that the OS still has a long ways to go to catch up to what Android has and can let devs do. That being said, Nokia won't ever become a threat because Nokia won't be around anymore haha.

I do think that the king of the hill will only be there for so long though. Companies rise and fall. They all slip at some point, so even if Microsoft isn't the one to topple Samsung, somebody else will.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 01:52 2

61. blackeye117 (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)

"Nokia Will Never Be A Threat To Samsung"
Let Nokia Build a Android Flagship And I'll Ask You then What Nokia Can Do To Samsung , ,
Well I Dont like Android I dont Have Any Problem With Nokia And WP , thats my Personal Liking :)

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:48 20

3. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


this is funny

of course butt hurt fandroids will take offense and spew vitriol

probably down vote every anti copysung comment

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:16 7

12. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

I like The Verge's article title better:

"Nokia issues Samsung a KitKat death threat on Twitter"

I have to applaud Nokia on the quick turnaround, it's only been a day since the KitKat announcement and they already churned out a pretty cool graphic. Maybe they had some inside information.

Either that or that picture already existed. I'm sure there's quite a bit of Samsung destruction imagery floating around Espoo.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:32 7

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4278; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm ready for an announcement from Nokia.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:53 3

34. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

hey guys i found this petition to keep the nokia brand on their phoneshttp://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/microsoft-nokia-keep-the-nokia-branding instead of ewwy microsoft brand sign and share please

also ahahaha gotta love nokia with their word plays they have time on their hands

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 15:26

77. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:09

70. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)

Funny! I just want to let you know that Your Poor Poor Poor Beloved Nokiass is now resting in peace. Their Board and recent C.E.O's mislead them. Poor, poor poor Nokiass. Now that Eeewy Microsoft owns Nokia. Sigh! -__- Nokia will never EVER be threat to Samsung, hahaha Yes Nokiass had its Time but since S2, S3, S4, Note 1, 2 and now Note 3 appeared It has fallen very down. Hahah! Truth hurts does it? haha! Even iPhones are way way better than any Crapdows Nokia Lumiyaks. hahaha!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:49 20

4. duhem_q (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Sep 2013)

Yet again, begging for attention like a little boy...

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:58 12

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4278; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Yup, it certainly did get your attention.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:57 7

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4278; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm not very sure if this is 'THE' Nokia talking or the Microsoft inside Nokia talking now.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 15:25

76. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

All Nokia. The acquisition won't be complete (if it goes through) until early 2014.

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