Verizon using Nokia JBL PowerUp speakers to advertise wireless charging on HTC Droid DNA

Here is a somewhat amusing story.  In the latest advertising for the HTC Droid DNA, an Android handset, Verizon is using a Nokia JBL PowerUp speaker to demonstrate NFC and Wireless Charging. Unfortunately however the Nokia logo seems to have been removed from the speakers.


No generic version of the speakers are being sold, meaning Verizon’s ad agency must have scrubbed off the stamp.

While neither technologies are new, MyNokiaBlog, who noticed the Nokia accessory in the ad, notes that it demonstrates that Nokia managed to catch the wave of these technologies at just the right time, such that they had accessories for their phones in the market before anyone else, leaving Verizon and HTC with little choice but to use Nokia hardware to demonstrate the usefulness of the technology.

Now if only Nokia ads were as cool…


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