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  • nusaiba nusaiba Mar 22, 2013 11:28 AM Flag

    Breaking News! Nokia CEO Elop throws iPhone on live TV

    Nokia CEO Elop throws iPhone on live TV

    After dodging questions about a rumored Lumia 928, Nokia's chief exec grabs the interviewer's iPhone and tosses it to the studio floor.

    Lance Whitney

    by Lance Whitney
    | March 22, 2013 5:24 AM PDT

    Nokia's CEO gets ready to throw an iPhone to the ground.
    Nokia's CEO gets ready to throw an iPhone to the ground.
    (Credit: YouTube/Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET)
    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has certainly made clear his feelings about the iPhone.

    In an interview on Finnish TV this week, Elop is repeatedly asked about the Lumia 928, which will reportedly pop up next month via Verizon. Despite the interviewer's persistence, the jovial Nokia chief keeps dodging questions about the 928, claiming he doesn't know anything about it because it hasn't yet been announced.

    Instead, Elop tries to tout the Lumia 620, a lower-end Windows Phone handset that popped up in January and is now debuting in Finland. Eventually, the frustrated interviewer pulls out his iPhone, an action that prompts Elop to exclaim, "Oh, how embarrassing."

    The interviewer says he doesn't want his iPhone. "I'll take care of that," responds Elop, who then grabs it and throws it on the studio floor. The interviewer doesn't seem to care that his phone has hit the ground and keeps telling Elop he wants a Nokia phone, but he wants the 928.

    Finally, the interviewer points to his fallen iPhone and asks if Elop will change it to a Nokia phone. The Nokia CEO says he will but doesn't reveal which one.

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    The interview is very light-hearted, and the interviewer is clearly a Nokia fan. In some ways, it feels like an infomercial. So, it's hard to know if Elop's iPhone throw was totally off the cuff or something planned beforehand.

    Either way, the whole exchange is a perfect way for Nok

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    • Yours understending is fals,..He, did it for purpose,. showing that,. Nokia is unbreakable,.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • You would be ticked too if you had to take a 45% pay cut and you have the Prince chairman who is the richest guy in the middle east in my opinion as Chairman. How can he say Elop was making too much? People do not perform well after there pay gets chopped in half. I have seen it before and it only works if it is happening to everyone in the Co. and only temporarily. Otherwise, you might as well fire them because it is a situation that never works because of the money. If your pay was cut 45% you would be disgruntled too.

      • 1 Reply to ineedastock
      • If it were not for his msft tie, firing would have followed, imo & LOL. Think about everything he is doing. It is the complete opposite of samsung in spite of support from his brilliant engineers who keep delivering to him the best smartphones in the universe in every variety. All he has to do is produce more of them, make people aware thru enticing AD's and sell them just like samsung does. NO!!! He has stealth marketing and always short supply and his brain dead magots think he is a genius and they truly believe the stock is taking a hit cause people are criticizing this stupid CEO, IMO on this message board. What a bunch of ignorant turds you are eflop magots??? I tell you only shorts have been happy over the last two years and they will cry the day he is booted off from nokia, imo.

    • Even if its true I won't believe you

    • Good for NOK ............ bad for AAPL lovers.

      • 1 Reply to patkc69
      • Any time one company compares their product to a competitor's product it's free PR for the competitor. Nobody cares that the Lumia is tougher than almost any other smartphone out there. If Nokia was smart, and we're beginning to see that they're not, they would never even MENTION Apple or Samsung. Just concentrate on the benefits of a Lumia. Hey Elop, thanks for putting the iPhone in the news!! 

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