Nokia is in a dogfight with Apple and Samsung, trying to regain some ground in the ultra-competitive smartphone market. Is this the best way to do it?
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop recently appeared on the Finnish TV show Hjalliksen kanssa, and after getting pressed by the iPhone-wielding interviewer about the Lumia 928, things took a bizarre (and funny) turn.
“I’ll tell you one thing, I have an iPhone,” notes the interviewer as he reaches in his pocket to display the Apple device. Elop responds: “Oh, how embarrassing.”
The interviewer continues, noting that he wants a Nokia, not an iPhone because he believes in Nokia and Elop. The former Microsoft exec says “I can take care of that for you” and then takes the device and tosses it onto the floor.
Maybe there’s something in the Microsoft DNA about throwing things, as Ballmer once famously tossed a chair after a key developer announced he was quitting and moving to Google. And we’d hate to see what would have happened if Elop encountered GeekWire’s Todd Bishop who earlier this year ditched his Nokia Lumia 920 in favor of the HTC 8X. Todd said the Lumia 920 felt like “holding a Pop-Tart.”
You can watch the entire exchange from Finnish TV here:
Previously on GeekWire: Microsoft pokes at Samsung Galaxy S3 in high-profile Windows Phone ad