119 thoughts on “Funny N95 vs. iPhone video

  1. This is getting pretty damn funny. I don’t recall ever “Apple bashing” on my blog. I do, however, recall complementing them on a great marketing job, and telling Nokia that they should be doing similar in the marketing department. I’m so glad you’re able to read, Mr. Podesta.

    I also don’t recall saying that the iPhone sucks, or is inferior to the N95, or any other phone, for that matter. I do, however, recall pointing out areas in which the iPhone does not particularly shine. You can’t really argue that it does, in fact, support MMS (because it doesn’t) nor can you really seriously argue that a 2MP cam is going to come anywhere near comparing to a 5MP cam, autofocus or not. And in regards to today’s video, you also can’t seriously attempt to state that the iPhone is the first phone to bring “the full internet” to mobiles.

    Again, if you can’t handle someone pointing out areas in which a specific device is limited, well then, I’m sorry. And if you can’t laugh about it, as well, then that’s a personal issue that you’re just going to have to work through.

  2. This is getting pretty damn funny. I don’t recall ever “Apple bashing” on my blog. I do, however, recall complementing them on a great marketing job, and telling Nokia that they should be doing similar in the marketing department. I’m so glad you’re able to read, Mr. Podesta.

    I also don’t recall saying that the iPhone sucks, or is inferior to the N95, or any other phone, for that matter. I do, however, recall pointing out areas in which the iPhone does not particularly shine. You can’t really argue that it does, in fact, support MMS (because it doesn’t) nor can you really seriously argue that a 2MP cam is going to come anywhere near comparing to a 5MP cam, autofocus or not. And in regards to today’s video, you also can’t seriously attempt to state that the iPhone is the first phone to bring “the full internet” to mobiles.

    Again, if you can’t handle someone pointing out areas in which a specific device is limited, well then, I’m sorry. And if you can’t laugh about it, as well, then that’s a personal issue that you’re just going to have to work through.

  3. Shhhh, Tom. Little Ricky goes out of the way not to mention that the N95 is more expensive than the iPhone at his Apple bashing blog. He keeps citing the N91′s price instead, but then resorting to the N95 when he is ‘comparing.’ Now, you’ve gone and let the cat out of the bag.

  4. Shhhh, Tom. Little Ricky goes out of the way not to mention that the N95 is more expensive than the iPhone at his Apple bashing blog. He keeps citing the N91′s price instead, but then resorting to the N95 when he is ‘comparing.’ Now, you’ve gone and let the cat out of the bag.

  5. Shhhh, Tom. Little Ricky goes out of the way not to mention that the N95 is more expensive than the iPhone at his Apple bashing blog. He keeps citing the N91′s price instead, but then resorting to the N95 when he is ‘comparing.’ Now, you’ve gone and let the cat out of the bag.

  6. Why do you keep comparing the N95 to the iPhone? Two totally, completely different markets. The N95 is a great mobile camera that takes calls and does the web OK (maybe). The iPhone is… well, we all know what it is, but from a camera perspective it’s no great shakes. How do you figure they are comparable.

    Honestly, if someone was not interested in, or cared about, the N95′s excellent camera, would you otherwise recommend it? What would they be getting for their $750?

    The iPhone may or may not succeed at being a “three-trick pony”, but the N95 is clearly a “one-trick pony”.

  7. Why do you keep comparing the N95 to the iPhone? Two totally, completely different markets. The N95 is a great mobile camera that takes calls and does the web OK (maybe). The iPhone is… well, we all know what it is, but from a camera perspective it’s no great shakes. How do you figure they are comparable.

    Honestly, if someone was not interested in, or cared about, the N95′s excellent camera, would you otherwise recommend it? What would they be getting for their $750?

    The iPhone may or may not succeed at being a “three-trick pony”, but the N95 is clearly a “one-trick pony”.

  8. Why do you keep comparing the N95 to the iPhone? Two totally, completely different markets. The N95 is a great mobile camera that takes calls and does the web OK (maybe). The iPhone is… well, we all know what it is, but from a camera perspective it’s no great shakes. How do you figure they are comparable.

    Honestly, if someone was not interested in, or cared about, the N95′s excellent camera, would you otherwise recommend it? What would they be getting for their $750?

    The iPhone may or may not succeed at being a “three-trick pony”, but the N95 is clearly a “one-trick pony”.

  9. Little Ricky, there’s no need to be unpleasant. I was just trying to save you from continuing to humiliate yourself. Two less than savory looking guys claiming that pictures they never even show are great wouldn’t cut it for any product. At the very least show something the N95 does instead of just making a claim. You are pretty naive to think that what you’ve done resembles the Get a Mac ads.

    Nick, there is also a interview with the CEO at ARM dings the N95 at CNET:

    It’s the industrial design and the user interface design, which is different. This (gestures at the N95) is constrained by the user interface that you get with the Symbian operating system. And Nokia has a legacy of industrial design. You wouldn’t actually need the Nokia (logo) on there to know that it was a Nokia phone. That’s a good thing, but it’s also slightly a constraining thing. Likewise, you probably don’t need to know that it comes from Apple when you see the iPhone.

    Quite a lot of the user interfaces you find are actually quite clunky. They’re written by engineers for engineers rather than by engineers for consumers.
    The different thing about Apple is the combination of the industrial design and the user interface. It creates a desirable product, and from what I’ve seen in the demonstrations of the user interface, a very usable product as well.

    http://news.com.com/ARM+says+its+ready+for+the+iPhone+-+page+2/2008-1006_3-6192601-2.html?tag=st.num

  10. Little Ricky, there’s no need to be unpleasant. I was just trying to save you from continuing to humiliate yourself. Two less than savory looking guys claiming that pictures they never even show are great wouldn’t cut it for any product. At the very least show something the N95 does instead of just making a claim. You are pretty naive to think that what you’ve done resembles the Get a Mac ads.

    Nick, there is also a interview with the CEO at ARM dings the N95 at CNET:

    It’s the industrial design and the user interface design, which is different. This (gestures at the N95) is constrained by the user interface that you get with the Symbian operating system. And Nokia has a legacy of industrial design. You wouldn’t actually need the Nokia (logo) on there to know that it was a Nokia phone. That’s a good thing, but it’s also slightly a constraining thing. Likewise, you probably don’t need to know that it comes from Apple when you see the iPhone.

    Quite a lot of the user interfaces you find are actually quite clunky. They’re written by engineers for engineers rather than by engineers for consumers.
    The different thing about Apple is the combination of the industrial design and the user interface. It creates a desirable product, and from what I’ve seen in the demonstrations of the user interface, a very usable product as well.

    http://news.com.com/ARM+says+its+ready+for+the+iPhone+-+page+2/2008-1006_3-6192601-2.html?tag=st.num

  11. By the time the iPhone comes out in UK & Europe Nokia I am sure will have made advances past the N95. The 95 is already starting to become a cheap contract option in the UK.

    The numbers of photos on flickr for the 95 had a serious peak but seems to be dropping off – http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nokia/n95/ I wonder if this is due to people using it once then getting frustrated?

  12. By the time the iPhone comes out in UK & Europe Nokia I am sure will have made advances past the N95. The 95 is already starting to become a cheap contract option in the UK.

    The numbers of photos on flickr for the 95 had a serious peak but seems to be dropping off – http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nokia/n95/ I wonder if this is due to people using it once then getting frustrated?

  13. By the time the iPhone comes out in UK & Europe Nokia I am sure will have made advances past the N95. The 95 is already starting to become a cheap contract option in the UK.

    The numbers of photos on flickr for the 95 had a serious peak but seems to be dropping off – http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nokia/n95/ I wonder if this is due to people using it once then getting frustrated?

  14. @20, there is a link to CNN and Jupiter. Even these organizations can’t get the facts right. There are six iPhone plans on Apple’s webpage not 3.

    The most expensive one is $219.99 not $99.99.

    And they are pretty much the same plan as ATT regularly offers (with free 200 text SMS and Visual Voice mail). About a $5 value. ATT typically gives 200 Text and Media SMS at $5 per month.

    These news organization in a race to reach audience faster sometimes act like bloggers:)

  15. @20, there is a link to CNN and Jupiter. Even these organizations can’t get the facts right. There are six iPhone plans on Apple’s webpage not 3.

    The most expensive one is $219.99 not $99.99.

    And they are pretty much the same plan as ATT regularly offers (with free 200 text SMS and Visual Voice mail). About a $5 value. ATT typically gives 200 Text and Media SMS at $5 per month.

    These news organization in a race to reach audience faster sometimes act like bloggers:)

  16. @20, there is a link to CNN and Jupiter. Even these organizations can’t get the facts right. There are six iPhone plans on Apple’s webpage not 3.

    The most expensive one is $219.99 not $99.99.

    And they are pretty much the same plan as ATT regularly offers (with free 200 text SMS and Visual Voice mail). About a $5 value. ATT typically gives 200 Text and Media SMS at $5 per month.

    These news organization in a race to reach audience faster sometimes act like bloggers:)

  17. Wow, Mr. Podesta. I’m glad to see you have zero sense of humor. For the record, I don’t think the Nokia N95 (or any other mobile phone, for that matter) competes with the iPhone. The iPhone isn’t targeted to everyone, it’s clearly marketed towards a niche market. And by only expecting to sell 1 million, I’d say Apple acknowledges that, as well.

    The idea behind the videos is to show that the marketing hype isn’t all that true. And if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. I don’t care, personally. If you’re so much of an Apple fanboy that you can’t take a laugh now and again, well then that sucks for you.

    Sure there’s Nokia fanboys out there, but we’re also not afraid to point out and acknowledge the devices’ shortcomings. Neither should you be.

    For those that CAN laugh at a couple guys making asses out of themselves on the Internet, there’s 4 more.

  18. Wow, Mr. Podesta. I’m glad to see you have zero sense of humor. For the record, I don’t think the Nokia N95 (or any other mobile phone, for that matter) competes with the iPhone. The iPhone isn’t targeted to everyone, it’s clearly marketed towards a niche market. And by only expecting to sell 1 million, I’d say Apple acknowledges that, as well.

    The idea behind the videos is to show that the marketing hype isn’t all that true. And if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. I don’t care, personally. If you’re so much of an Apple fanboy that you can’t take a laugh now and again, well then that sucks for you.

    Sure there’s Nokia fanboys out there, but we’re also not afraid to point out and acknowledge the devices’ shortcomings. Neither should you be.

    For those that CAN laugh at a couple guys making asses out of themselves on the Internet, there’s 4 more.

  19. Wow, Mr. Podesta. I’m glad to see you have zero sense of humor. For the record, I don’t think the Nokia N95 (or any other mobile phone, for that matter) competes with the iPhone. The iPhone isn’t targeted to everyone, it’s clearly marketed towards a niche market. And by only expecting to sell 1 million, I’d say Apple acknowledges that, as well.

    The idea behind the videos is to show that the marketing hype isn’t all that true. And if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. I don’t care, personally. If you’re so much of an Apple fanboy that you can’t take a laugh now and again, well then that sucks for you.

    Sure there’s Nokia fanboys out there, but we’re also not afraid to point out and acknowledge the devices’ shortcomings. Neither should you be.

    For those that CAN laugh at a couple guys making asses out of themselves on the Internet, there’s 4 more.

  20. I tried to buy an unlocked Nokia 95 in Bangkok, but they wanted $800 and up for it and I was afraid to spend that kind of money and find out I couldn’t have tMobile support it here. Who is your carrier?

  21. I tried to buy an unlocked Nokia 95 in Bangkok, but they wanted $800 and up for it and I was afraid to spend that kind of money and find out I couldn’t have tMobile support it here. Who is your carrier?

  22. I tried to buy an unlocked Nokia 95 in Bangkok, but they wanted $800 and up for it and I was afraid to spend that kind of money and find out I couldn’t have tMobile support it here. Who is your carrier?

  23. There’s something seriously wrong with anyone who think’s Little Ricky’s video is funny because it isn’t. Maybe the anhedonic are the N95′s target audience.

    Meanwhile, the rate plans are out for the phone people REALLY want and they are quite reasonable.

    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djhighlights/200706261113DOWJONESDJONLINE000521.htm

    Gartenberg’s take:

    http://weblogs.jupiterresearch.com/analysts/gartenberg/archives/2007/06/apple_announces.html

  24. There’s something seriously wrong with anyone who think’s Little Ricky’s video is funny because it isn’t. Maybe the anhedonic are the N95′s target audience.

    Meanwhile, the rate plans are out for the phone people REALLY want and they are quite reasonable.

    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djhighlights/200706261113DOWJONESDJONLINE000521.htm

    Gartenberg’s take:

    http://weblogs.jupiterresearch.com/analysts/gartenberg/archives/2007/06/apple_announces.html

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