“If you ever thought that maybe your smartphone wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be, that’s because it wasn’t.”
Take cover, iPhone owners: Nokia is about to rain some furious criticisms down on your smartphone. Three “mysterious” videos uploaded by YouTube user SmartphoneBetaTest this weekend take some not-so-veiled shots at the iPhone’s vulnerabilities, all seeking to prove that your current smartphone isn’t all that great and that, furthermore, Apple treats its handset owners like beta testers.
The videos — widely suspected to be part of Nokia’s advertising campaign for its upcoming Lumia 900 release — show “recently obtained, never before seen footage” of three fictional execs (company unnamed!) discussing shortcomings in their firm’s smartphones. The most viewed video, titled “Death Grip” (guess what that’s a reference to?), features one exec panicking that his phone’s signal is disappearing when he grips the phone a certain way; another exec scolds him and tells him he’s holding it wrong (get it?).
- Nokia launches Smartphone Beta Test ads to promote Lumia (intomobile.com)