Priyanka Chopra challenges other smartphones with "Blown Away By Lumia"

Nokia has got hold of Priyanka Chopra, an established Indian actress, singer and former Miss World to host some videos for the "Blown Away by Lumia" Windows Phone challenge. Just like the Smoked by Windows Phone campaign, Chopra challenges participants at common tasks to see which smartphone is faster. 

The Blown Away by Lumia challenges have come under fire since Nokia began uploading the video clips to sharing websites, with Samsung publicly announcing the company believes Nokia's aggressive campaign is "unethical", but we've also seen some humorous reactions, including a girlfriend of a losing participant.

Check out the other two videos after the break.

Source: Youtube (video 1, video 2, video 3); thanks Manish for the tip!



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XboxOmac says:

Well, she was either on Wi-Fi or LTE, because that was pretty darn quick post.

birdman_38 says:

Finally they showed a side-by-side! I don't think we've seen that yet.

alex6272 says:

I don't know why but I found the bleeping of the phone names oddly humorous

threedog says:

yeah i LOL'd...was not expecting that

pulkit10 says:

Has to do with Indian laws. Was there a few years ago and Coca Cola had to do the same in an advert showing a "tasting event" where Pepsi was being potrayed as inferior. 

WinFan1 says:

there was a challenge being done i didnt notice ^_^

sanjlogan says:

That's only Lumia 800 not 900 so it's on 3G network...

preriz says:

I've seen Priyanka perform and I think she can do a lot better than this. These commercials look like commercials (staged), not a real competition. However, its great to see a celebrity marketing the phone. I am sure if anybody, India will be faithful to Nokia :)

U can tell this is staged lol

venetasoft says:

She's really beautiful :P

vijax21 says:

LTE in india are you kidding me??? bloody hell we have upscaled 2G (called 3G) you know speed.. highest 24kbps..  no joke... how I wish i bump in these "Smoked by WP" campaign... i've plans ;)

Apoc says:

Ok, I will take one of each in that commercial!

plur44 says:

I'd love to be blown by her...

tylerh1701 says:

Dude, you forgot the word "away"!!!   

Jrexxx says:

+1!! HAHAHA :P

Ton77 says:

His name is plur hahaha nice.

Dorknight says:

God she is one of the most beautiful women I've seen...

pulkit10 says:

+1. This comment was the entire reason I clicked on this article. Heh

"Now do you see why my Nokia Lumia is so amazing?" "Yeah, sure, but I definitely see why YOU'RE so amazing!" ;)

Joking aside though, it's still great to see Nokia doing so much to promote the product and platform. It gives me a lot of hope for what's to come next!

One more comment while I'm thinking about it... Samsung doesn't have much room to talk considering their latest anti-iPhone ads. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE those ads, but it's part of the marketing game. Get over yourself and either compete or go home.

oldpueblo says:

I don't get it, I mean I thought the entire point of those competitions was to actually prove it's faster in the real world.  That was so obviously staged unless they gave the contestant a script and coached her as well.  And the Lumia is the fastest smartphone period?  This is going in the wrong direction now. :(

Big Supes says:

Priyanka Chopra.... Mmmmmmmmm

Oxygen22 says:

Am I the only one that things the beeping was a little bit bizzare.... especially when there's a hot girl like this one!? 

MastrMeatWad says:

Love everything about Priyanka!  What was this video about again?

ThePKReddy says:

My Desi Girl :)

cbaddude says:

Of course it's staged! Its a commercial. Read the fine print at the end. "depiction based on . . ."

mdrapps says:

Apple uses cute little babies playing with their phones in commericials.  Nokia uses HOT women.  Wow...Nokia commericial wins!

TPM50 says:

She wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.

HD7guy says:

Darn, beats Blackberry, iPhone, and a Samsung Android again. How about we get these comercials on TV? Doesn't matter if these were done in India, they'll work anywhere.

smoledman says:

Smokin'!!!! What we really need is The Mask doing these.

birdman_38 says:

The Nokia logo is a little distorted on her attire. But that's ok.

Flagz says:

Ok odd question how come all the youtube videos I view in the WP central app show up in such low quality? Mobile HTC HD7

We just use the standard YouTube API which is dependent on your bandwidth. They look fine over WiFi or LTE.

Flagz says:

Thank for the answer, I would never have known because I don't use my WiFi (it's a few mbps slower then my tmobile 3G.) good information to know.

Oooh priyanka! One of my fave bwood actresses - good on Nokia for getting her!