Nokia throws a zinger at BlackBerry on Twitter

Nokia throws a zinger at BlackBerry on Twitter
Nokia Conversations, the official blog of Nokia was scouring its Twitter feed and came across a motivational message from BlackBerry in the UK.

“Get busy, do what it takes, take charge, solve problems, make tough calls, make next happen.” It is a familiar rally cry for the productive, the power user, the quintessential BlackBerry businessman.

Accompanying that mantra is a picture to motivate you to “know the right people.” The point being that if you do not know who owns a BlackBerry, you clearly do not know the right people. We dig solid marketing as much as the next person, but in the forum of social media, we also understand such ideas may be subject to wise crack responses.

It is no secret that BlackBerry is facing big challenges and a shrinking user base. Nokia, having been in a similar position knows this, and thus knows the perfect zinger to throw at BlackBerry. “Awkward,” is the only work in Nokia’s responding Tweet, along with a picture, “You don’t know who’s got one because everyone has made the #SwitchToLumia =)”

Let this be a lesson on how to use Twitter in the competitive landscape.

via: WMPoweruser



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No one in Nokia would do such childish thing, it must be the Trojan horse and the Money Mortimer who ordered them to do this. BlackBerry should ignore this and go on, keep moving BlackBerry!

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The Nokia people know is not the modern day Nokia. Microsoft is going to drive it straight into the ground.

7. taikucing unregistered

Yep, must be someone from M$

11. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's only playful banter (hence the smiley face), who cares? Any player in the smartphone race should be able to take this.

20. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

this smear doesn't surprise me. Blackberry has been very cordial with their business, because they really are for business. Microsoft is for just stealing whatever marketshare it can, and same with Nokia, and will use dirty tactics as opposed to superior products to do so.

22. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

You're all drunk. It was Dell.

23. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol :)

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Then shouldn't Microsoft retweet this?

5. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

It was Microsoft that tweeted this, in the first place, in the guise of Nokia.

12. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Do you _really_ think Nokia's CEO would order this carefully crafted Tweet to be sent to BlackBerry? He's got bigger fish to fry :)

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Haha... good one, Nokia. Though Sammy can bash both of these tweets if they wish so. After all they take highest profits home.

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

It was not Nokia.

14. papss unregistered

How do you know? You are speculating unless you can provide a link. Stop trolling like an idiot.

16. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

My comment "It was not Nokia", seems to disturb you. You okay?

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it was Nokia !!

9. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Its the UK you must know that they have a funny sense of humor ... lol

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Haha.. Nice one Nokia

13. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

@ least blackberry didn't sell it soul to the Devil LOL

15. papss unregistered

Why are you talking about Google like that...oh you didn't mean moto/googl3?

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Oh yeah..he didn't mean google/ motorola...atleast google bought motorola directly.....rather and trying to sink their value by sending a trojan horse..then buying it for a very low sum... That what he called as evil...

24. SleepingOz unregistered

Headshot! haha

17. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

MS sinks to an even lower low. I don't remember Nokia ever being such jerks until they started making WP phones. Taking jabs at BB, really?

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

See.. I swear it reeks of desperation and unsportsmanlike conduct. Was that really necessary Nokia? How about not forgetting yall almost went the way of Palm a couple of years ago. Yall are not out the clear yet either. Android and the iPhone are like an all star tag team

21. kennyblack_sd

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I hate Nokia the more for this! Thank you BlackBerry for the bb10 platform, I love you. We will be together forever. I can't wait for android laptops to fully circulate, I hate Microsoft!!!

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