Samsung calls Nokia’s “Blown away by Lumia” campaign “clearly unethical”
posted by Charlene S. / Apr 11, 2012, 9:59 AM
Just like the heaps of videos we have already seen, Nokia has uploaded various Blown away by Lumia spots to the web. Samsung has now made a statement claiming, “The campaign is clearly unethical”. The Korean-based manufacturer, who is believed to have recently dethroned Nokia as the largest smartphone manufacturer in India, feels that the majority of ads unfairly target its devices.
Viral Oza, Nokia India’s Director of Marketing, points out that the challenge is completely voluntary and held in public places. He said, “This challenge has not been created to target competition but to highlight the social media capabilities of the device.” He also added that the Nielsen validated the campaign and the Lumia 800 won 94% of the 104 challenges.
So what do you think? Does Samsung have a legitimate gripe or should someone call the ‘waambulance’?
source: The Times of India
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I bet the Apple haters on this site will find a way to blame Apple or FoxxCon.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:01 AM 6
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That didn't take long for an iDiot to start something that wasn't going to happen. This is the same stacked deck competitions microsoft has been running in the states, like seriously why would it be any different in another country halfway around the world? Samsung stop the crying, just make kick ass phones and let those do the talking.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:05 AM 11
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apple wasnt even mentioned. go back to your cave.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:36 AM 8
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posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:02 AM 15
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I don't see why it's unethical, maybe deceiving at most. Just because the picture went away doesn't mean that it was fully uploaded to Facebook, it could easily still be working in the background.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:05 AM 3
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Nah windows phone background processes are very limited. And its really fast. Not saying Ms hasn't stacked the deck a little. At least one challenge is stacked for Ms. The weather one. They ask you to check the weather in a seemingly random place then after they win they tell you how they already had it loaded onto the start screen. The other challenges seemed legit though.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:17 AM 3
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Sounds like a sore loser...
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:09 AM 4
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samsung has windows phone too why dont they challenge nokia with it
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:15 AM 17
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A win is a win. I think Samsung needs to grow a thicker skin in this regard as its clearly not targeting them.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:15 AM 11
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From the video included with this article, the Lumia is competing against a device looks like an old Samsung phone (sorry I am not very sure) and how is that even fair? My old Atrix can take a pic and upload faster than 21 second easily. Let's think about it, they compared Lumia 800 against the popular devices in a region of India. I'm pretty sure most of those devices probably don't even have CPU hitting 1GHz. I am not saying Nokia doesn't put out great phones, but please don't give me a horrible comparison test like this.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:22 AM 3
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nah your wrong that's wave 2 it has 1 GHz Cortex-A8 CPU and the video is voluntary you cannot choose or force people and their phones to do or join the challenge its free for all and dont be a racist it doesnt mean that it held in india its already a low class phones. and come on think if nokia will do a challenge in some region of india that would not benefit them to earn some buyers
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:38 AM 3
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"I'm pretty sure most of those devices probably don't even have CPU hitting 1GHz." Let me stop you right there jaytai0106. Don't tell me you're one of those guys who thinks that India is a land of snake charmers. As we speak, handsets like the HTC One X, Xperia S and Galaxy Nexus are selling in India. SO it's not so much about our country not having decent smartphones, but merely about these Nokia reps picking the wrong candidates for this comparison. I agree with your point about the comparison being unfair. Bada hasn't really evolved into the sphere as you might know. So yes, it is unfair. And that isn't because of the country not having seen 1 GHz + phones (very poor characterization of a smartphone btw), but because of the stupid Nokia representative picking a guy with a stupid phone. I'm sure the Wave 2 is great in its own right, especially considering the price. For your information, the Wave 2 has a 1 GHz single core processor. The Lumia can do all this because of a physical camera button on the device. Heck, my Samsung Focus has a camera button too. Intelligent people would understand that what Nokia is doing here is unfair and stupid. Compare something like this with an Xperia S or a One X and then people would be really blown away. TO be more precise, compare something with a physical camera button and we'll know for sure. I wish you took off your stereotypical hat and looked out of the window more often. Good day.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 11:53 AM 5
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Sorry on my part about the phone shows in the video. Also, I am not saying high end phones are being sold in India as well. I am simply pointing out the fact that in the region they had this comparison test people probably don't use high end phones and has nothing to do if they are rich or poor. I am originally from Taiwan now living in the US for almost 10 yrs now. Most of my friends are still using very simple phones. Some are still using the basic flip phones. Not because they don't have the money to purchase a nice, just simply don't want one.
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 12:17 PM 1
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Why with Samsung bada phone? its such an old phone. Go against Samsung S2 or Xperia S then see who wins
posted on Apr 11, 2012, 10:45 AM 4
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