Stop it Nokia – We Will NOT be Fooled

What on earth is wrong with Nokia these days.

Apparently they are about to launch a new phone – the Nokia Lumia 928 – and they have launched a truly bizarre marketing campaign that started out with this video on Youtube:

And this:

And finally this:

What is wrong with this picture?  Well, the issue here is that the Nokia Lumia 928 has not been released yet.  In fact, Nokia have not even provided a release date.  And they are comparing this – yet to be released phone – with a Samsung Galaxy S III, a device that was released and available more than a year ago (May 3, 2012 if I am not mistaken).  Samsung have already released the S4, so one can only assume that the Nokia device would be thoroughly beaten by the Samsung if they compared with that model.

It is not too long ago that Nokia tried to brag about their fantastic Pureview camera with this video:

Only to be caught by a reflection clearly showing the video to have been made by professional equipment and not in fact a Nokia device.

I have written about Nokia before, for example here and here, and what should be clear from those articles is that I used to like Nokia’s phones.  They used to sell devices that were innovative and with a superior build quality and that is why I for years replaced my old Nokia phones with a new Nokia phone.  These days it would appear that Nokia have given up being innovative and can only sell their devices by cheating.  They seem to have absolutely zero self respect left.