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Nokia Exec's Tweet Warns Samsung: Will the new Lumia range Outshine Galaxy Series?
Nokia has been in the talks to unveil two smartphones powered by the Windows Phone 8 operating system in September. Recently, Gizbot carried a report stating Nokia and Microsoft are sending invites for the press event to happen on September 5, 2012, which is when the Nokia Lumia handsets are reported to be officially unwrapped.
However, there is a little crisis between the former smartphone manufacturers including Samsung and Nokia. As the Finnish phone maker is the second largest in the world making it interesting to observe its every move. Nokia should have probably been affected as the Korean manufacturer overtook its position as the leading mobile phone manufacturer in the world. Though the Finnish handset maker was once a powerful company, now, it is far behind the competition.
Hence with the upcpoming September 5 event, Nokia is betting big, and the rage can be felt by a latest move by a company official. Chris Weber, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing tweeted recently that “Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon.”
According to the guys over CNET, “Companies rarely call out specific competitors, often keeping the corporate rhetoric to ambiguous and general references. It's a bold move by Weber, considering Samsung is the global leader in smartphones, and Nokia's share continues to slip. “
At the same time their report also predicted that “It's also unclear if Weber was making a clever reference to the Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, which was unveiled in the U.S. On August 15, at an event in New York. As Nokia hasn't talked much about plans for a tablet.”
The tweet clearly points out that the Finnish manufacturer is confident about its new range of smartphones. Moreover, Nokia is well known for its industrial design skills and its unique camera technology. However, till the launch of the new Lumia device, this does not guarantee that Nokia will defeat Samsung in the smartphone arena.
Although, it wasn’t long ago when Nokia was the dominant smartphone maker globally, a position now held by Samsung with 32.6 percent compared to Nokia's modest 6.5 percent share. But now analysts assume while Apple is attacking Samsung in court, it seems quite a possibility that Nokia is planning to challenge the manufacturer on the retail ramp.
Do you think Nokia will outshine Samsung with the next generation Lumia smartphones?