According to Nokia director of product marketing Niels Munksgaard, young people are "pretty much fed up with iPhones" and frustrated by Android. Does this marketing ploy have a chance?
In an exclusive interview with British site Pocket-lint.com, Munksgaard actually said that "youth are pretty much fed up with iPhones. Everyone has the iPhone." This reminds one of the great Yogi Berra quote about a restaurant: "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded." Yes, young people are fed up with iPhones because they and all their friends already have one, at least if you look at the smart phone market penetration of Apple versus Nokia.
Apparently mostly a ploy to plug the new Nokia Mix Radio that comes included with the Nokia Lumia 800 running Windows Phone 7, Munksgaard's interview also aggravated Android users, supposedly upset at Android's "lack of security." After all, Android smart phone market share is beating Apple in many areas. And Munksgaard's comments about looking at a shelf of phones in a store and seeing "the number of black nono-blocks" makes no sense when you look at a picture of a Nokia Lumia 800: a black mono-block.