Samsung and Nokia are fighting dirty on Twitter

Samsung and Nokia are fighting dirty on Twitter
Anyone who doesn't think that the competition is fierce in the smartphone industry needs only to take a look at the exchange of tweets between Nokia and Samsung's U.S. subsidiaries. Nokia apparently started the fight by calling the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch so 2013. Nokia then said that Samsung should bring out smart shoes in 2014 and included an image of what a connected smart sneaker might look like with a hashtag #TheNextBigThing?

Update*: Samsung reached out to let us know that they haven't posted such a message on Twitter and the screenshot that we posted is absolutely fake.

Obviously this message struck a nerve with someone at Samsung. Perhaps the less than successful Galaxy Gear is not something that Sammy wants to be reminded of. Whatever it was that set off Samsung, it responded by telling Nokia to do something that is anatomically not possible. The message was posted on Samsung Mobile's U.S.Twitter account and was eventually pulled, but not before 490,000 people got to see it.

And this is supposed to be the season of good will among men.

source: Mobigyaan



130. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Guaranteed Fake.

119. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The head of PR at Nokia needs to stop. They are in no position to do the things they are doing with their marketing. It is like the poker player with the smallest chipstack trying to bluff every hand. It just looks bad and isn't the least bit effective.

112. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Wow. Look at the updated article. Phonearena just lost a ton of credibility by posting a false story. The editor should apologize to the readers and take appropriate action on the writer.

106. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Aaww....and here I was hoping just a lil bit that someone at Samsung would be that bold. It woulda been very unprofessional, especially since many ppl use things like Twitter, Facebook, etc for professional networking.

94. maherk

Posts: 7114; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If this site was as professional as they claim, this article shouldn't have been posted before making sure that Samsung did in fact tweeted that. Don't you guys have a twitter account? Now since you were dumb enough to post it and found out later on that it was fake, instead of putting a little update, why don't you write a new article apologizing for your amateur mistake, this way all the haters would shut up. Because I'm sure 90% of those who saw this article have no interest in coming back to check it after 12 hours, it's old news for them.

100. ˇಠ_ಠˇ

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Before writing that comment, you should have read the article and done more research and seen that they said Samsung's post was pulled of Twitter so they couldn't check on Twitter so it doesn't help that they have a Twitter account. Obviously they should have realized it was fake and verified it some other way, but just fact checking your comment...

86. GeekMovement unregistered

I think Nokia is seeking more publicity by creating flame wars. It would have been unprofessional of Samsung to answer (although hilarious) Nokia's ridicule, but I'm glad it's a fake.

83. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Regardless of all the fanboyism, both of these OEMs have driven more change in the industry in the last two years than any of the other OEMs. Possibly more than all the other OEMs combined. It is only natural that they are at each other's throats.

78. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

OMG!!! I fully didnt expect to see that response....someone probably just lost their job tho....but least they went out with a

76. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

somebody got fired. lol i dont think samsung should have gotten that upset. i mean, really, over nokia? lol

73. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Hahahaha that's awesome!!! I wish more companies would do stuff like this. Shows that they are real IMO.

65. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Nice marketing strategy , sammy !

64. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012


61. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

As funny as it was, I've lost some more respect for SS. It's a slippery slope when you are at the top.

57. checkmymike

Posts: 224; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

hi nokia. please sell a smartphone first.

128. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL. They actually did sell a smartphone...first. How many nine-year-olds have logins for this site anyhow?

53. papss unregistered

Tbh the gear is a turd... i just dont get all the wearable crap fad stuff... SS is mad that they didnt do shoes first.. i bet their factories came to a hult just to copy them. Funny tweet though.

50. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Nokia is behaving like a man whose house is on fire and he's busy chasing rats. There is/was no need to attack Sammy. Nokia should focus more on how to save themselves from sluggish M$ than wasting time bashing other OEMs. Microkia should work more on making WP ahead of iOS and Android, they cannot be successful with only camera as a selling point. The OS counts and WP is so boring and a joke. Sooooo many restrictions and uncountable lack in functionality!!!

59. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

How is Nokia's tweet any different than Samsung's ads about iPhone buyers in line?

99. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Well there is ONE big difference....In those ads sammy compares their phone with iphone specs and feature wise..not simply dizzing...but how about this?????

77. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

It's too late for Nokia to save themselves from Microsoft. In this case, they're just having some fun with the Lamborghini before they sell it.

46. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

nokia is so desperate.... they attacking other brands....

44. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

On a related note, it seems that Nokia is quickly learning the Tao of Ballmer, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make People Want to Punch Me.

58. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No way. That was a funny tweet. Actually, Samsung's reply made me sick. Respond with another funny dig. But, yes, I do still have the urge to punch Ballmer.

41. JMartin22

Posts: 2429; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The "unsuccessful" Galaxy Smart Watch still sold more units than any of Nokia's flagship phones to date so yeah... I guess they really could try to just do the anatomically impossible.

69. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

You better backup your statement with numbers, otherwise they mean nothing. I don't think people will buy a watch they have to charge every day.

70. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Jmartin22, you're an idiot. Find some proof then come back. If you try, you'll never be back.

117. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

^ Yeah, because 800,000 Galaxy Gear Smart watches sold are still more units than any of Nokia's flagships. SMH. I find, on a daily basis, more and more people are pretending to be technology analysts and experts.

120. willard12 unregistered

Find some proof then come back. If you try, you'll never be back.

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