It seems like Nokia isn’t the only mobile company to positively take advantage of Apple over the high profile antenna and reception issues the iPhone 4 has suffered from.
At the end of June, Nokia ran a spoof piece on its blog entitled “How do you hold your Nokia”, exploring all the different grips that could be successfully used with its phones as “features”.
And now Samsung is getting a few swift kicks in while Apple’s down, with an advert which Mashable spotted that takes the mickey out of Apple’s free bumper-clad super smartphone.
It’s more subtle than Nokia’s effort, though, and simply consists of a picture of the company’s new top-end smartphone, the Galaxy S, with the word “hello” above it. Except the l’s in hello are made up of signal bars in a sly dig at Apple’s woes of late.
Not only this, but apparently Samsung is also giving away some Galaxy S smartphones to a few unhappy iPhone 4 users who are experiencing reception problems.
The Frontline reports that Samsung has a Twitter account which has been sending out a few free phones over the last couple of days.
User joseespinosa received the message: “Hi Jose, a Galaxy S replacement for your iPhone 4 has been sent. Hope you like it. It’s been receiving a great reception ;-)!”
Fourteen hours ago, the account tweeted: “Yes, we’re giving away Galaxy S’. We’re proud of it so wanted to get it into some people’s hands to spread the word. Only a few left!”
So there you have it. If you get in there quickly with your iPhone 4 sob story this morning, you might still be able to get one.
By Darren Allan
Samsung Galaxy S offered to disgruntled iPhone 4 tweeters