Nokia's smartphonebetatest.com website now live, includes ads for the Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia's smartphonebetatest.com website now live, includes ads for the Nokia Lumia 900
According to Nokia, anyone using a smartphone over the last five years (coinciding with the launch of the OG Apple iPhone, of course) has been merely beta testing handsets so that Nokia could create a model with none of the flaws found in the other phones. To support this make believe world, the smartphonebetatest.com web site is now live and includes a couple of commercials promoting the Nokia Lumia 900 as the first smartphone that is not a beta test. It's an interesting promotional idea, but how many Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II owners are going to believe that they are holding a beta model in their hands?

The site also includes those shots taken at the Apple iPhone that we discussed a few days ago, including the one that makes fun of the infamous left-handed death grip. Also on the site is a map that shows you where your closest AT&T locations are so that you can get rid of your beta phone and buy the Nokia Lumia 900 for $99.99 with a signed 2-year pact.

source: Nokia via WMPoweruser





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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Nokia and Microsoft got some balls of STEEL

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

2. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I actually kinda agree. Nokia has fixed a lot of issues with their phone. Like the screen glare issue, firmware issues, developer issues... maybe they listened to the customers.

16. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Indeed. Nokia has listened and if continue so, they will do well in smartphone markets.

3. Smart

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Not that I underestimate Nokia's prowess and marketing strategy.......But doesn't the same ad make all other smart phones from Nokia itself (Like the N9,Lumia 800 etc) also beta (read "crap" from Nokia stand point) smart phones...... Funny....

5. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

ummmm....the point is to sell THis PHone, as long as it works, why noT!

8. trumpet116

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If you think about it, yes, they were. The N9 introduced the design for the 900 , but had doomed software. The 800 was a next step, but had battery problems and a Pentile screen. Now Nokia finally learned from its past and others' past devices.

4. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

LOL nokia is trolling like a boss :D

6. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

The return of the king !!!! Nokia is back !!!!

18. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Yea another eflop..... NOKIA IS GOING down cause of EFLOP

29. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

That's no way to talk about your mother!

7. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Maybe the best add campaign ever !!! Excelent marketing !!! Bravo Nokia !!!

9. rsiders

Posts: 1960; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Was I a beta tester?LOL

10. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

yes you were,

11. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

I think this marketing campaign will work. I think it's actually pretty clever. Come out the corner swinging. Let's see if this works. Speaking of this has anyone seen these ads on TV?

12. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

If Chris Parnell approves then I have to get the 900

13. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, beta phone, yet the latest from Android has a quad core, and aluminium unibody while the lumia is a single core plastic unibody. Nokia and Microsoft are getting way too cocky way too fast. Their phones hardly even made a dent in the smartphone market and they're already making ads like this. At least when Samsung and Apple does it, it makes sense since they make up majority of the smartphone market.

17. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

That's Right!

23. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Quad core is experimental at the moment, as well as whatever version of Android that's out there. They've already announced the next 2 fragments..

15. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

There are quite a few friends of mine who have the phone pictured in the "death grip" ad .. :D They are damn freaking proud of their devices though it is one of the most faulty phones in the market. Whoa weighted heads :P lol

19. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Well wait and see what the 900 await's.... Nokia it's time you join BlackBerry.... cause of Eflop

22. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Andoird is dead

24. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

You'r mind, and soul is E X T I N C T

20. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

Love the 'Death Grip'(too funny with the thrown ball of paper) and the 'It's Over' spots. Some guns blazing cool spots against the competition. GO NOKIA!!!

21. jack1059

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

Doesnt really say a lot when you simply bag the competition as a way to get ahead. Its a fine line youre walking saying everyone else (including your previous devices) are crap but now we're great......really. That said, clever marketing and well done for an ad. Almost at the mac vs pc level of marketing.

25. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Who is that girl! Which such lovely eyes, smile! What's her name! Where is she! Why my heart's going bom bom bom! Would love to see that girl! Wow i like that girl!

26. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i kinda hate you.

27. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

what I hope most is Nokia keeps improving their Windows smart phones The Nokia Lumia 800 had battery and camera problems and they made good and got rid of these problems. The Nokia 900 will probably have some bugs that Nokia will have to fix. I really believe Nokia will sure Americans get a good Nokia smart phone because failure is not an option at this stage of the game.

28. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i love wp OS, unfortunately 3rd party apps that i use the most either dont work right yet or arent there or even native apps need some tweaks... so am switching back to android w/ htc one x...

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