The Nokia Lumia 900 is all set to go on sale on April 8th for $100 and we know that the launch is going to be backed by AT&T’s biggest marketing campaign (ever). We don’t know if this is part of AT&T’s big push, but it’s definitely… unique. A site called Smartphone Beta Test just popped up on the viral video grapevine, featuring satirical “behind-the-scenes” footage of how “other” smartphone brands developed their phones, fronted by this intro clip called “Nagging Suspicion.” Ever had that nagging suspicion that your smartphone was actually a borderline-defective glorified prototype in some type of secret product test? Personally, we don’t. But if you ever did, Nokia’s talking to you.
The first video is called “Death Grip,” and shows protagonist Gary demonstrating the iPhone 4’s antenna issues. The two other workers tell him that he’s “holding it wrong.” The next one is called “Fragile”, which tackles the iPhone’s “durability issues.” The last one called “Outside” jabs at some phone’s screens that are difficult to see outside. The workaround? “Don’t go outside.”
The page doesn’t say that it was made by Nokia, but the countdown timer points to April 6 – a couple of days away from the big launch – while the site’s source reveals links to Nokia. We’re not sure what Nokia’s point is, exactly. Are they claiming that the Lumia 900 is the perfect smartphone? That’s a big claim, but with its $100 price, it shouldn’t be a big deal if it wasn’t.