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Stephen Elop throws a TV show host's iPhone away, promises to replace it with a Nokia phone

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop decided to have some fun at a Finnish TV show, and what better way to entertain the audience than throwing the host's phone on the floor?! Even better when the phone in question is an iPhone!

Here's what happened: The host tried to get some valuable info out of Elop, asking him about the Lumia 928 and when Nokia's going to release it. Obviously, the Lumia 928 is yet to be announced, so Elop wasn't willing to say anything about it. However, that wasn't enough of a reason for the host to stop questioning the CEO about the 928. Elop then tried to change the subject by saying that he's using the show as a stage to announce that the Nokia Lumia 620 is coming to Finland, but, as you can imagine, that wasn't enough for the interviewer. Finally, the host took out his iPhone and said that he doesn't want to have an iPhone, but a Nokia phone, because he believes in Nokia (and he's Finnish, so it kind of makes sense). Then Elop said that he can easily remedy this, took the presenter's phone and threw it away. It didn't become clear if the iPhone survived the fall, but a minute later Elop promised to give the host a new Nokia phone.

Here's for hoping that it'll be a high-end Lumia smartphone, otherwise the change wouldn't be very fair... See the action for yourselves by playing the video!

via: TheVerge

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posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:42 20

1. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


and what about all the apps he is gonna miss ?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:09 25

11. BitterTruth (unregistered)


WP needs time.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:16 18

13. tech2 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


more time ? it has been released for quite a while now ! Even BB10 has more apps than WP8 now !

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:05 18

23. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


No? Also BB10 had to be stingy and beg to Google to get heaps of Android ported apps. Pfft,

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 18:29

76. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Dream on, buddy! How about you go get your facts straight before commenting uselessly? WP has more apps than BB10, and no, Instagram isn't coming to BB10.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:26 8

15. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


sad to say they had given most of the time in the world WP seems to become complacent and now that BB10 is rushing things up in app depart its the only time that WP extending its effort BB made an impressive growth in apps and why the heck a big company like Windows would have a hard time? tsk tsk..

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:30 9

16. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Because MSFT is failing to work at a pace which won't limit nokia's h/w advancement. MSFT needs to get their heads out of the sand ASAP.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:41 9

18. chupoltorero (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


its because ELOP thinks that he can take back all those market shares by being arrogant just like MS...hope nokia change CEO or get away from MS

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:29 3

47. pookiewood (Posts: 623; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Please there isn't an arrogant bone in Elops body. In anything I've seen him do he's been nice. He was just kidding here don't have a cow.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:36 1

66. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2056; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


B***h please , does BB10 have Pandora? Does it have Asphalt 7 ? Does it have Spotify? Instagram isnt gonna come to bb10 anytym soon . Know ur facts before u come blabbering here !!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 03:43 1

83. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


oh my!! i think you are the one not updating your info asphalt 7?! spotify?! yes its already in the market baby!!! update your info pandora not yet but soon it will.. impressive right since when the WP released? 2yrs ago? or more? and BB10 just relased last january but how was the growth of apps? and besides WP apps are way overpriced compare to BB10 apps sad but true.. im using my WP apps are expensive!!

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:25 9

27. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


A very loooooooooooong time™

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:40 9

28. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Because android/ios got 700k+ apps in two years.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:02 6

32. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


What will you do with this 700k apps? When i had my ipad 2 i installed like 150apps/games on it the rest are crappy apps. Now that i have my nexus 7 i installed 100+ apps/games the rest are with the same function ,diffirent UI.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:20 6

34. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Those 700k+ apps give you choice; that's the difference.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:32 6

36. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


I know that, I bet that quality apps would not even reach to 100k or 50k apps on those 2 platforms.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 11:27 1

86. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


100k were ad blocker 100k were tourch light apps 100k are like overclocking apps 100k more are like battery saver and calander apps rest are distributed randomly so what apps u use is like 1 from many useless thousands i made these fighures up but this is what happenes making same apps with differnt color
so out of 700k maybe usefull apps will be 100-150k and reset are copies

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:39 2

37. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


I never said I'll use 700k apps if I had an Android phone/iPhone. I just stated its not possible for any new/upcoming OS to have 700k quality apps in 2 years. It took Android/iOS 4+ years to reach that landmark.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:56 1

60. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


no one designs apps just for you as if you need just 150 apps on your tablet so the app store won't have just 150 apps, more the no of apps in the store more likely you are going to get what you need.

At least think something before you comment.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:42 2

59. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


At the rate Microsoft is going at, Time isn't the only missing factor...Just look at the Windows Store for WIndows 8...

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:17 9

14. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Lol, not to mention all those important contacts and notes synced with iCloud.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:41 13

41. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


1) How many of those apps have duplicates?
2) How many of those apps are functional?
3) How many of those apps work on ALL the phones with the OS?
4) How many of those apps are limited mirrors of a web site that does the same thing?
5) How many of those apps are reliable?
6) How many of those apps are designed not to be battery,.processor,.amd data hogs?

A good smartphone OS doesn't need many apps. Games and certain tools, sure, but not a thousand different choices to make gun or flatus noises, or ten thousand different photo editors which don't do much more (if any) than those that come stock it as options from the manufacturer.

Instagram is useless if one already uses Facebook for photo sharing. Certain games may be fun but don't have much staying power (I.e. Draw Something). They're unnecessary for the most part.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:27 2

56. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 306; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I somewhat disagree with your assertion that a good smartphone OS doesn't need many apps (aside from bodily noise generators and the like, which get old very quickly). For Android and iOS there is some duplication among apps, and that is often times a good thing. The difference IMO is being content to be force into a certain way to do what you want to do (limited duplication) as opposed to finding an app that features a workflow that best fits your needs. On Android there are no shortage of task managers, many of them very well rated by those that use them. But I've found that only a few do exactly what I want.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:26

46. pookiewood (Posts: 623; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Apps Schmaps!

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:12 2

72. jcarrigan (unregistered)


Wow this Elop is one interesting fellow and obviously in desperate need of attention. Problem is that he is making a fool of himself by acting so unprofessional.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 04:00 1

88. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I think the only one acting unprofessional was the interviewer. I mean come on, you're not getting any info about an unannounced phone no matter how many times you bluntly ask! The interviewer was pissing me off, and I could tell it was getting to Elop despite him laughing it off.

Maybe throwing his phone aside was a bit much on camera, but hell after someone keeps going on and on in my face about a phone I'm not here to talk about, I'd overreact to; damn!

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 14:37

89. jcarrigan (unregistered)


Maybe so but thats no way for a leader of a company to act no matter how the interviewer is being.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:42 24

2. 110410 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


He's gonna change it with a nokia 3310

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:50 1

52. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What a joke Lmao™

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:58

61. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


always a like fore nokia 3310

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:08 3

69. ZeroCide (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


It is waaaaaayyyy better than his iphone.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 11:29

87. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


:O u mean the iphone SGS4 xpera razer or any other phone killer
because u have to smash 3310 once into their face

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:52 8

3. BitterTruth (unregistered)


So now we will see a new war of words between Apple and Nokia. I am still enjoying the war between htc and samsung. This is good, I like it! :D

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:42 2

19. chupoltorero (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


that i want to see :P

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:03

65. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


i don't interested with SS vs HTC because both use android and both have strong side, hardware software vs body

but apple vs nokia. this is interesting.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:01 1

68. BitterTruth (unregistered)


It will be more of iOS vs Windows. And the interesting thing in 920 and iPhone is that both phones are still running at dual cores and 1gb of ram :)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:52 5

4. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Got some swag going on there lol anything to claw some business back

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:54 16

5. BitterTruth (unregistered)


iPhone got rap*ed

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:12 2

44. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


nokia is dual face ....... one side he is joining apple against samsung and now this he did s**t..............

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:35 4

48. pookiewood (Posts: 623; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Is the enemy of my enemy my friend or my enemy?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:11

67. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 306; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Negatory my friend - they are NOT joining Apple against Samsung. They simply see themselves as possibly getting into the same situation down the road and want to come out with a public message that might help their cause in the future. They couldn't care less about Apple.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:43

82. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i just hate elop

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:55 18

6. BitterTruth (unregistered)


Now this is what we call "CONFIDENCE"

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:59 11

9. chupoltorero (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


thats arrogance specially coming from a CEO...have you seen any mobile OEM CEO thrashing other phone like that

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:05 17

10. BitterTruth (unregistered)


But iPhone deserves it ! :P

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:39 5

17. chupoltorero (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


still it shows arrogance & bullying...i dont think nokia should stoop down to apples level...i once was a nokia user(long time ago) & really hope nokia would be able to get back but this clearly shows why i would not buy a nokia...they really should escape MS and get a new CEO

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:35 5

49. pookiewood (Posts: 623; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Cry me a river.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:26 2

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Disrespect™

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:10 3

70. ZeroCide (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


you disrespect stuff on here all the time. like you know respect.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:41

74. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You're a Ceo youre ment to be cool easy have respect dignity, wiseness, acting unprofessional and with no humanity. Uncivalized™

Thats my personal opinion on thoughts and dislikes.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:45 1

30. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Looks like hope and wishfull thinking faith.
I see Android overtake iOs due to a closed platform, Google has the might of every non Apple phone developer willing to sell OS, but WP only seems to have Nokia, while other manufacturers are focusing on Android.

Let's wait a very long time and see™

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:57 8

7. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


this interviewer is a d**k

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:57 5

8. chupoltorero (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


arrogant! no wonder nokia went from no.1 to what?! i really hope nokia escape their shackles from MS...

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:38 3

50. pookiewood (Posts: 623; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Shackles? Dude come off it already.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:12 12

12. SIGPRO (Posts: 497; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Haha i don't like Elop, but this one is epic die apple die! But Nokia is doing better by the day so Elop might do something good, but still he killed Meego :(

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:49 9

20. MrJerry (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Hilarious :P

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:00 6

21. kushki (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


That was actually hilarious... The interviewer was asking for it....

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:04 14

22. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Elop attacking the competition, LITERALLY!

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:06 4

24. lumia920 (Posts: 107; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


why the change with lumia 920 wouldn't be fair??? it is better than iphone5....

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:43

51. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


right, 920 is better,... better not having it...

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