Nokia Thinks You've Just Been Beta Testing Smartphones

Nokia's gearing up to launch a new ad campaign that's poking fun at all the smartphone users who have been toting around Androids and iPhones (and even Symbians?) over the last few years. Nokia's shot is that users of such phones have just been beta testing for what it has in store, which will undoubtedly be a Lumia 900 Windows Phone.

Specifically, Nokia is attacking the iPhone 4's notorious antenna problems, as well as the shared glass construction it has with the iPhone 4S. Nokia also pokes at washed out displays in the sunlight, though that's more a property of AMOLED technology.

The curtain lifts in a few hours, but until then, let's see the stingers Nokia prepped:

Nokia SmartphoneBetaTest

Nokia SmartphoneBetaTest Death Grip

Nokia SmartphoneBetaTest Outside

Nokia SmartphoneBetaTest Fragile

UPDATE: the big reveal was as everyone suspected; the Nokia Lumia 900 is officially launched in the U.S. on AT&T. Here's the promo video along with what could be the campaign's first advertisement:

Nokia SmartphoneBetaTest Reveal

Nokia SmartphoneBetaTest Windows

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  • christarpNokia hasn't made a decent phone since 2005

    well, the lumia 800&900 have been winning a number of design and other awards lately and at&t is making the 900 their new flagship phone
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  • nokia strikes back...
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  • Garbage phones, lol. Have you owned some Nokia? They have the best made phones, they were not number 1 phone manufacturer for so many years just on their name you know. People are so ignorant. I have owned many phones, but Nokia have always made best quality phones. Currently I own n8 and its best phone I have ever own. Don't just talk trash, just cause you have read something.
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  • The ads are amusing. If Microsoft makes something intuitive, responsive and has the app support behind it, I can see Windows making some strong headway into the smartphone market.

    The ironic thing is, Microsoft may actually benefit because Android, which is Linux based, keeps getting more news put out about malware. So the OS whose fans claim is invulnerable to such things on the desktop and should be considered a strong alternative to Windows there, may give phone users a reason to try a Windows based phone to try to avoid such problems.

    Of course no OS, no matter it be on the desktop or phone, will ever be immune to malware so Microsoft needs to make sure security is a priority from the beginning. But competition is good, so I hope they succeed.
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  • christarpNokia hasn't made a decent phone since 2005

    well, the lumia 800&900 have been winning a number of design and other awards lately and at&t is making the 900 their new flagship phone
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