Mystery Nokia slider gets remotely wiped while on video

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Mystery Nokia slider gets remotely wiped while on video
A video was being shot by TechnoBuffalo for a mystery Nokia device with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The thought was that perhaps it was a variant of the N8 with a physical QWERTY keyboard. 5:45 into the video, the phone was remotely wiped. Negri Electronics, the apparent source of the device, says that private investigators are after them for the phone (did Apple buy Nokia?). According to Negri, the phone has an 8MP camera, 3G frequencies of 850/1900 which would be a fit for AT&T in the States, and offers "ridiculous screen clarity". Since it is running Symbian and Nokia said no more of that after the N8, a "N" series device can be ruled out, and it doesn't appear to be the C7 either. Some how, we believe that there is going to be more to this story in the days ahead. As far what could be discerned about the phone before the wipe, it looks like the browser is sluggish, scrolling is not smooth and the phone as a whole is not responsive. Perhaps this was a mercy killing.

source: TechnoBuffalo


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12 Comments

1. falizadeh

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 05, 2009

Hi. I really don't think this device was remotely wiped... What happened is what might generally happen to a prototype device... the camera messed up all the configuration when he pressed the button, the "wipe" didnt quite happen in the middle of the demonstration. Why would anybody think this was a wipe? If on/off problems persist in fully functional phones when you press the camera button, I wouldnt expect any more from this prototype... Well, all this IMHO...

2. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

did he re recharge the phone before ?

3. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

@falizadeh sounds like you might know a thing or two about Nokia's prototype handsets! maybe someone from the team at Techno Buffalo should give you a call and ask you what went wrong with the phone you've never had! yeah, i'm sure they really troubleshooted it down until they were absolutely sure that the system was wiped man and i'm sure they would also be aware if there was frequent power failures in prototypes by pressing the camera button and made a more appropriate response if that were the case. xD

5. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

The battery died Thump3r, you can see it at 5:45....You can get down off your high horse now.

7. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

hello everyone. I do think the phone showed was shut off, because it has not been put into the cell phone market. It was shut down, because they did not want the cell phone picked apart by those that have jobs dealing with phones.If the cell phone users pick it apart before it hits the market, no one person will buy it.

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

do you guys see what you're saying? you all sound like my mom, "well it probably died" kk, so you're telling me the whole team at Techno Buffalo didn't have the mental capacity to fucking figure out "oh maybe the battery just ran dry" and tried to connect a fucking charger to the damn thing to see if it'll power back? i mean really? yuh, even my mom would have done that first thing guys. you all just go straight to the defensive when i point something out to someone that you don't read what i'm telling you. do you think any kind of established, organized cell phone review team would post a video saying "oh look the phone was wiped!" without troubleshooting any other known way to get the device to power up? i think not.

11. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

that's right wade, cause the iphone4 was disected after being found in a bar before it's release, and Apple can't sell that signal-losing yellow-screened pos to save their lives....

12. applesr4eating

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

You mean Techno Buffalo doesn't know how to recharge a phone?

4. Nullstring

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

at 5:46 (pause the video and set it the video on full screen) and take a look at the battery icon .. wow .. it's empty :)

10. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

ikr, John was too excited to realize that

6. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Its obvious the device was not remotely wiped. It just shut off. It does in fact act as if the battery died. I'm an IT guy and I have remtely wipes alot of devices and it doesn't happen this quick and thats on pc's. Now you have to wipe a device on a 3g network c'mon! Think guys. Pllus who knows maybe a remote message might have come up with information as to the correct steps on how to return the device.

8. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Battery meter was showing 4 bars left. But this is a prototype so who knows how accurate that is. If this was in fact remotely wiped, that's hilarious, and they get what they deserve for being idiots. Record all your videos and take all your pictures BEFORE posting that shit on the web so if Nokia does get angry at the guy who didn't give a shit about passing around a phone that wasn't his, at least you got all the footage you wanted to get.

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