Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Throws An iPhone On National TV, Calls It “Embarrassing”
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!
Stephen Elop faced some tough questions from a Finnish TV presenter this week, focusing on the upcoming Lumia 928 handset. In a show aired on commercial TV station MTV3 in Finland, Elop is repeatedly questioned about when the company plans to introduce its Lumia 928 Verizon flagship handset. Elop claims he doesn’t know what the Lumia 928 is because the company hasn’t announced it, before trying to divert the questioning to the recently launched Lumia 620.
As part of the interview the presenter asked Stephen Elop when he will release a product which would allow him to replace his iPhone. 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.
It’s not clear what phone would Nokia’s CEO give him. My bet goes for a Lumia 920.
Check out the part of the interview in question from the video below.