#SmokedbyWindowsPhone on the road in Italy

#SmokedbyWindowsPhone on the road in Italy
Microsoft and Nokia have taken #SmokedbyWindowsPhone on the road to Italy along with the flagship Nokia Lumia 900. Why Italy? The latest figures show the country to be one of the better Windows Phone strongholds as Microsoft's mobile OS has a 3.6% share in the country. The contest took place in Assago, near Milan.

The video below shows a montage of #SmokedbyWindowsPhone 'contestants' who were, well, smoked by Windows Phone. And while our Italian isn't what it used to be (Topo Gigio, pizzeria, Al Pacino), we can see from the signs held up by those who participated that there were a few Apple iPhone users who were smoked as well as owners of unannounced Samsung models. We take it that Microsoft and Nokia must consider Apple and Samsung to be their biggest competition because those totin' handsets not manufactured by those two were simply given a sign that carried the one-size fits all description of "smartphone". Actually. it seems that many of those holding up the "smartphone" sign were using an HTC model.

So where next for the #SmokedbyWindowsPhone crew? Hmmm. Where in Europe would you find a large crowd of smartphone owners of all kinds, all pumped up with enthusiasm and ready for a good time? Knowing our sense of humor by now, you know we are referring to the Olympics. But Samsung has already paid for the rights to be the official phone of the Summer Olympics this year, Microsoft wouldn't dare try to encroach on Sammy's territory, would they?

source: Plaffo (translated) via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 900
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  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

This challenge is not about device, this challenge is about right chosen application for current task and nothing more.

2. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Yup. They should do a browsing test against a S3 or 4S and call the whole thing "Windows Phone made my day".

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nokia Lumia 900 smoked by Nokia 3310 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyrN0kR7VjM EPIC! ;)

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

If someone wants some translations about the video i'm here :-) About this part: "Nokia Lumia ha stracciato il mio iPhone" is "Nokia Lumia has beaten (by far) my iPhone"

6. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Stephen Elop even doesn't seem to know other competing brands than iPhone and Samsung.

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Are they really still doing this? Com'on.

5. SleepingOz unregistered

Oh man, desperate nokia.. =(

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think buying a windows phone now is a bad choice, since it wont be updated to wp8... just wait for the windows phone 8 people!

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And I suggest to wait till WP 9 or even WP 10. ;)

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

eehhh... no... window phone 8 is already a good OS...and its just almost 3 year old OS....especially that its apps and windows 8 apps are now the same... but on the desktop... windows 8 interface isnt suited on that... it is made for touch screens on on mouse pointer!!!better stick to windows 7 or wait for windows 9!!!

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"eehhh... no... window phone 8 is already a good OS...and its just almost 3 year old OS....especially that its apps and windows 8 apps are now the same..." In my opinion Windows Phone 8 is still to young. :) "but on the desktop... windows 8 interface isnt suited on that... it is made for touch screens on on mouse pointer!!!better stick to windows 7 or wait for windows 9!!!" I was not about PC, but yes I prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8. :)

10. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

so they only give away phones in the UK and USA? No love for Italy?

11. Ereeser

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

Nokia smoked a Nokia! N95 8GB Black at 1:15. Kinda ironic isn't it?

12. stevetruman

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

all are paid actors to get free wm phones..!!!! wm flops..

13. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Wp not wm genius

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