Nokia tells Samsung to "have a break"

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

1. pokedude750

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

AND NOKIA GOES FOR THE OFFENSE HE SHOOTS AND NOTHING HAPPENS

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

2. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 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

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

26. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

HTC !

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

god knows.

47. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

God is busy with his new Note 3

48. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

True!!

66. kalloud

Posts: 154; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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

67. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

No it can´t because it doesn´t exist

78. kalloud

Posts: 154; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Yes it does, check this out:http://youtu.be/ywVS-Yy5ruE And please watch the whole film (wich is based on scientific facts) and don't get bored.

75. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

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.

65. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 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

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.

79. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

lol I own an iPhone 4s

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

what about your iphone, see your iphone first.........LOLOLOLOLOL wait and watch lumia 1520 is coming......then say....!!!

40. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

35. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

61. blackeye117

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 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 :)

3. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Hahahahahahahaha this is funny of course butt hurt fandroids will take offense and spew vitriol probably down vote every anti copysung comment

12. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm ready for an announcement from Nokia.

34. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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

77. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Signed!

70. Samsungadroidrules

Posts: 104; Member since: Jul 28, 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!

4. duhem_q

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

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

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yup, it certainly did get your attention.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

76. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

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