It's still 2010 in Redmond. I think they made these ads when WinMo7 was new and didn't sell, so they are calling the 2010 WinMo7 "beta." What they will ship this year will still be WinMo7 but after two years, it's not beta any more.
1) There are two more of these teaser ads on Nokia's website. I'd say that two are attacking the iPhone, not just the deathgrip ad.
True, they are making fun of the iPhone, however people easily make the wrong connections and think it's about the advertised product - the net result is such ads backfire terribly.
Exactly so, very confusing and the advertised product becomes associated with the deficiencies mentioned in the ads. However, they are really very funny ads!
Spot on... this is especially true when it's a political campaign.
Two dumber campaigns come to mind:
Burger King and the Submissive Chicken site.
William Gates and the shoe store ads.