Nokia is in a dogfight with Apple and Samsung, making an attempt to regain some ground in the ultra-competitive smartphone market. Is that this the finest solution to do it?
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop just lately appeared on the Finnish TV present Hjalliksen kanssa, and after getting pressed by the iPhone-wielding interviewer about the Lumia 928, issues took a weird (and humorous) flip.
“I’ll let you know one factor, I’ve an iPhone,” notes the interviewer as he reaches in his pocket to show the Apple machine. Elop responds: “Oh, how embarrassing.”
The interviewer continues, noting that he desires a Nokia, not an iPhone as a result of he believes in Nokia and Elop. The previous Microsoft exec says “I can handle that for you” after which takes the machine and tosses it onto the ground.
Possibly there’s one thing in the Microsoft DNA about throwing issues, as Ballmer as soon as famously tossed a chair after a key developer introduced he was quitting and transferring to Google. And we’d hate to see what would have occurred if Elop encountered GeekWire’s Todd Bishop who earlier this yr ditched his Nokia Lumia 920 in favor of the HTC 8X. Todd stated the Lumia 920 felt like “holding a Pop-Tart.”
You’ll be able to watch the complete alternate from Finnish TV right here:
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