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Top 5 Nokia Related April Fools (+ a few others)

| April 1, 2012 | 23 Replies

This is going to be fairly rushed. Need to study but procrastination has taken over, as usual. Seeing as it is April Fool’s Day. I thought I would post some interesting articles that have popped up over the last 24hours.

In order from least extravagant to full blown insanity;

5. Gravity Warning

The most loved social client for Nokia users, Gravity, played their role today. They reminded users of today being April Fool’s. Good on them, especially seeing as the majority of their user base use Twitter, and Twitter became a super-highway for trolling and rick-rolling.

4. Nokia Fe0 800

Here, TechTree posted that Nokia had gone to the dark side and had released the Nokia Feo 800, the first Nokia sporting ICS (Or any of the Droid Versions for that). Specs weren’t too bad, typical for Androids at the moment. I did like how the source was cited as a Wikipedia article on April Fool’s Day.

Something that isn’t a prank is NITDroid, the community port of ICS to the N9. If you’re keen, check that out.

3. Nokia E710 Communictor

The boys over at AAS did a great job on this one. They posted about a new phone called the E710 communicator. Basically, it is the N8 and the E7 in 1, with better specs. If this were a device on market today, I think it could do well. They have some amazingly Photoshopped work on their site, go take a look.

2. Android gets sold off for 88.2 billion to Microsoft-Nokia consortium

This one is so ridiculous it’s amazing. Apparently Google backed out of the Mobile business and sold it off to MicroNokia. Also, Elop announced that MeeGo would get an update allowing it to triple boot MeeGo, Android, and Windows Phone. (Sound familiar?)

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Anyway, it was even posted that Android users will get an upgrade to “Android for Windows Phone”. If you haven’t read it, I think you will have a good laugh, so go have a read

1. Nokia Ice

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Now this one I wasn’t sure about at first, coming straight from Nokia Conversations. Now we have official confirmation it’s fake. We know Nokia has some pretty insane stuff in R&D. We know they don’t stick to regular materials and conventional designs. Seeing as they linked to related technologies, it seems pretty convincing. Obviously it is too far fetched to be legitimate, but hey, one can always dream right?

 

Here are other notable mentions, Nokia and otherwise;

So there you have my Top 5 Nokia related pranks (and some other good ones too). What have your favourite April Fool’s Day pranks been?

Michael

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Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at]outlook.com or tips[at]mynokiablog.com
  • zymo

    Nr.1 Nokia April Fool: ” We are moving back to MeeGo”.

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Hahahah, but would have been nice

      • incognito

        Or would it? Think about it – if they posted that on April Fools, that would mean it’s definitely a prank and that it’s not happening. This way we have a glimmer of hope ;)

  • http://www.digixav.com Xavier Voigt-Hill

    I know Engadget did a review of the 7110. http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/01/nokia-7110-review/

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Great read, will add that to the post :)

    • incognito

      The best comment:

      Still better than Nokia Lumia.

      :D

  • npo4

    I just got a virus alert from that “Mobile Industry Review” site. :S

    Could be a false alarm, or could be an Opera only exploit…

  • MeeGo > Windows Phone

    I wish Nokia using Windows Phone as a smartphone OS has been an April Fools!

  • npo4

    Lynx’s (Axe in US) April Fool is a deodorant app, their advert features the Nokia Lumia 800 :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM5bCgP479c

    • Windows Phone sucks

      This proves that Nokia Lumia sucks! LOL!

      • http://www.digixav.com Xavier Voigt-Hill

        How? Because it can make you smell better? ;-)

  • pp

    great one will be “elop starting advertising campaign for symbian phones” :/

  • Aliqudsi

    Wait the perfume 800 isn’t a confirmed april fools yet?

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Thats why I havent updated it yet

  • Aliqudsi
  • keist

    Symbian would look a lot more cool if it has that 4×5 grid layout. It looks so primitive with its current and never-evolving 3×4 layout. I wonder why they don’t still change that. nHD and 16:9 aspect ratio sure has enough space to fit in the 4×5 grid as seen on that screenshot.

  • http://ksg91.com Ksg91

    Lol! That’s my N8 running MeeGo! I still didn’t say it was april fool’s prank! :P

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      I know it’s yours, I got the pic from your twitter haha. Well prove us wrong :p

      • http://nokiatips.in ksg91

        Well, Someday.. Yes someday, I will. :)

  • shallow ocean shoal

    This april fools junk needs to stop. Try to make a custom map with google maps today and they have joke shit covering up the areas you need to click on. Most of it is not funny, it’s old and cliche.

    Try to read news today about topics including manslaughter, and you don’t know if it’s real or fake.

    The only good thing I received today is adblock using cat pictures which should stay all the time.

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