Why the ‘noPhone’ evaluation attracts ire from Nokia and Microsoft staff?


Final week we revealed a evaluation of Nokia’s newest ‘Lumia 800’ primarily based on technical specs of the cell. Nevertheless to our shock, it attracted variety of feedback, principally abusive, from none apart from Nokia and Microsoft staff and associates

Final Friday, I wrote an article concerning the newly launched Nokia Lumia 800. The article was aimed to teach and inform readers and consumers about this newest smartphone from Nokia in order that they may make a smart move. Nevertheless, this evaluation ruffled some feathers and we noticed an orchestrated pile of feedback. The widespread think about all these feedback was use of abusive language that explains the motive.

Nevertheless, the  shock got here after I determined to verify the origin of those feedback. The primary feedback that appeared had been posted by none apart from the staff and associates of Nokia and Microsoft. Particularly one commentator, Harish, who later realised his mistake of posting remark from his official IP deal with (from India) and adjusted it later, is the one who had written the utmost (9 to date) abusive posts. I ponder, if that is known as good PR follow at Nokia and whether or not they consider that every part will be purchased just like the ad-extravaganza they created in newspapers and TV channels?

Here’s what Harish says…

Title = harish
E-mail Id = [email protected]
Ip Tackle =

What an crap evaluation!! it is probably the greatest telephone accessible, iphone is so dumb in comparison with this…. Guess some one is paying you lumpsum, congrats..

The IP deal with ‘’ belongs to Nokia Corp.


Similar is the case with different commenter, Aditya Agrawal. Whereas Mr Agrawal has avoided utilizing abusive phrase, he had tried laborious to persuade us that 512MB performs higher in contrast with 1GB or extra reminiscence. Since this argument is from someone from Microsoft, I’m actually lacking my good-old Win98 that used to run on simply 32MB RAM in contrast to the newest Win7 that requires 4GB RAM on the decrease aspect. Hope, Mr Agrawal will inform these guys at Bellevue in Microsoft to make the subsequent Win8 run on much less reminiscence in order that it may possibly carry out higher and all of us can deliver again our discarded techniques into some use! Equally, he must also try to persuade the fellows at Intel and AMD to not make any higher processors as their previous ones would carry out higher with Microsoft OSs. Right here is the remark of Mr Agrawal and his IP deal with…

Title = Aditya Agrawal
E-mail Id = [email protected]
Ip Tackle =

dude, gone are the occasions when precise customers simply use to care concerning the technical specificiations of mobiles. immediately, folks need units that are beauitful, quick and easy-to-use. for a lot of the customers, it doesn’t matter if the telephone has 512mb or 1gb ram. if the 512mb performs higher in real-life, that’t the one clients are gonna choose.

only a small recommendation, go to a retailer and use home windows telephone 7.5 for 10 minutes, the very last thing you’ll care is whether or not the telephone has a single or a twin core.

The IP deal with belongs to Microsoft Corp.


Coming again to the unique article, I had clearly talked about firstly of that article that the evaluation was utterly primarily based on technical specs. The one telephone I discovered matching technical specification of Lumia 800 was from Samsung and therefore was used there. Let me make it clear once more that India is a really value delicate market in the case of spending hard-earned cash. That is the error many producers, particularly from the western nations, has made in India. Clearly they’re nonetheless paying the value for this. Most Indians choose to economize after which spend it relatively than taking credit score for a smartphone which will value them a month’s wage. It’s the identical motive why iPhone 4S, which is obtainable at Rs42,000, remains to be unable to see higher gross sales in India.

Nokia, which first sensed this issue again in 2000, diminished handset costs with a view to make it extra reasonably priced and was capable of enhance its market share phenomenally, till it confronted stiff competitors from China-made however regionally branded handsets. Whereas the world was embracing newer working techniques (OS) for cell handsets, Nokia determined to stay with its age-old Symbian platform. Symbian is an efficient OS, however just for primary telephones and couldn’t compete with the likes of BlackBerry, Android and Apple’s iOS. This resulted in Nokia dropping its market share throughout the globe, particularly in smartphone class.

Just some days in the past, Exane BNP Paribas performed a survey within the 5 European markets the place the Lumia 800 has gone on sale. Out of the full 1,300 folks surveyed from the 5 markets, round 456 stated they had been inquisitive about shopping for a smartphone. “With solely 2.2% of surveyed consumers firmly intending to buy the Lumia 800, Nokia’s first flagship Home windows Cellphone is … far behind the present blockbusters, Apple’s iPhone 4S and Samsung’s Galaxy S II,” analyst Alexander Peterc wrote within the report. Want I say extra?

Strictly talking on the pricing and technical specification phrases, if someone provides a SUV (sports activities utility automobile) at a value of a mid-sized automobile, then over 95% folks would like to purchase the SUV. Don’t consider me? Go and ask any vendor of Mahindra & Mahindra and they’ll inform you the overwhelming response to their newly launched XUV500 that’s attributed to its aggressive value with different mid-size vehicles out there.

Equally, if for about Rs30,000 someone is providing a cell handset with higher technical specs (like dual-core processor, extra reminiscence, twin digital camera and bigger display screen) do you suppose anybody would purchase Lumia 800? I doubt. Simply to provide extra selections, for a similar quantity, you should buy, Samsung Galaxy SII, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, HTC Rhyme, HTC Sensation and even BlackBerry Torch 9810, which might be a lot superior in technical specs and options compared with Lumia 800. As of immediately, Samsung Galaxy SII is obtainable at round Rs27,200, which nonetheless is the highest vendor on this value vary.

We’re additionally clueless concerning the type of ‘Kolaveri di’ (rage) generated by readers (?), particularly from nations like Singapore, the US, UK and even Poland. We had traced again the origins of all of the feedback and would publish, if obligatory, at an acceptable time. 

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