Monkeying around with the Nokia Lumia 800

Monkeying around with the Nokia Lumia 800
No, this is not a promotion put together by Nokia, although it easily could have been one. Visitors to the Helsinki Zonn in Finland were greeted on Saturday by the sight of a male primate playing around with a pink Nokia Lumia 800. Some observers thought that the phone, which was dropped by a tourist, was part of the exhibit. The head of the tribe took control of the phone, refusing to allow zookeepers to retrieve it.

Zoo Marketing Officer Susanna Silvonen told local media in Finland that the monkey would probably be smart enough to figure out how to use the phone, but by now the battery has run out and she says it might end up being used as a chew toy. One thing we noted was that unlike humans stuck with an older model phone, the primate didn't sulk and stomp around until he got an updated, newer model.

So far, no one has reported a missing Nokia Lumia 800 to the Zoo.


source: Ilta-Sanomat (translated) via Twitter, WMPoweruser

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I wonder if he took selfies.

7. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Even a Monkey is smart enough to understand that Lumia smartphones take great pictures, and are a million times more secure than Android devices...

21. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

TBH the lumia 800 was a load of pants and because it is permanently stuck on an older version of the OS. Sorry but the monkey can keep that pile of dung. The Bandit and 1020 however and that'd be a different story and may be a case of having to be arrested for animal cruelty.

22. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

sure.. lumia is for monkeys...and urban monkeys...

26. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

And what type of a monkey are you??????????? ( jelly monkey bean or imonkey )

35. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Am the latest evolution of monkey family... called "Humans"... oh ya i hate WP/ Win 8...

36. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Oh you say!!!!!!!!!!!! MONKEY Butt!!

28. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Oh look...an Android loving ape calling me a Chimp! It takes one to know one, but at least this primate doesn't have to worry about master-key trojans, and other viri that plague Google's Linux derivative.

19. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Lol you funnyyyyyyy

2. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

I think I'm colorblind. That doesn't look pink.

6. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

I agree. Looks red to me.

11. mrdoubleb

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I agree. You are colorblind. ;)

12. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

it's called magenta looks like pink

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This this this.

29. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

magneta it is.... PA is always wrong somewhere

3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Lol at that title ! Monkeying xd

4. celticrain

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Lola....

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

So that is how bad lumia phones are. People don't even report when they are lost.

8. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Lol another stupid reason to criticize Windows Phone

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That's how you see it? I see it like this...Lumias are so durable the owner is not worried even when a monkey is holding it. Your name should be "Haters" not "Taters".

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Tell me,, just how bad is my Nokia Lumia 920 compared to whatever crappy device you use.. ❔❔❔

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I wouldn't go around calling other phones crappy when you have the biggest brick in the world. Especially since the top creaks and collects dust in the FFC area and the daylight pictures are worse than other competitors despite supposedly having great build quality and a great camera. The Lumia 920 was the definition of fail.

32. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

OH MY GOD THE TOP CREAKS AND COLLECTS DUST!! WORST PHONE EVER! It doesnt matter if it does everything else perfectly fine! (no points for spotting sarcasm)

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Guessing they go for peanuts.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What kind of device do you use❔ I'll tell you how yours is peanuts compared to my 920.. And don't punk out on me.. Tell me what kind of device, or I'm going to assume you're device is just some crappy iDroid disposable toy.. ❔❔❔

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

lol I've an old phone, it doesn't rate really. But if it was knocked from my hand into McDonald's toy ball pit, at least I could spot it right away unlike some others. Relax I respect Nokia, but with wp, they go for peanuts.

16. mafflambo

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

loooool.. only monkeys prefer nokia

18. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Looool because Samsung's plastic is not so durable !!! :o Not sure if u use Samsung but just saying :p

27. mafflambo

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

some Nokia fans here seem to be offended by this pics :)

31. UdhaiyaPrasanth

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Still a better love story than Twilight... :D Lol just saying!

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