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

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



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and what about all the apps he is gonna miss ?

11. BitterTruth unregistered

WP needs time.

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

23. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

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

76. Dastrix unregistered

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.


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 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..

16. No_Nonsense unregistered

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.

18. chupoltorero

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 22, 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

47. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

66. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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 !!


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 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!!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

A very loooooooooooong time™

28. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

32. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 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.

34. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

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

36. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

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

86. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

37. No_Nonsense unregistered

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.

60. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 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.

59. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

14. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

41. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

56. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

46. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Apps Schmaps!

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.

88. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 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!

89. jcarrigan unregistered

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

2. 110410

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

He's gonna change it with a nokia 3310


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

What a joke Lmao™

61. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

always a like fore nokia 3310

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