Stephen Elop is in the news again. The Nokia CEO evaded questions related to the existence of the Nokia Lumia 928 during a recent interview with a Finnish television channel. But more interestingly, he tossed the show host’s iPhone on the floor and said that it was embarrassing, when the host took the iPhone out of his pocket.
The TV show host, Hjallis Harkimo, took out his iPhone and said that he’d like to own a Nokia phone, hinting that he has to use the iPhone as there’s no Nokia phone to match it. Seeing this, Elop exclaimed, “Oh, how embarrassing!”
”I don’t want to have an iPhone. I want to have a Nokia phone,” said Harkimo.
Following the conversation, Elop took the iPhone from Harkimo and tossed it off camera, with a sound of the phone hitting the floor. “There, it’s gone,” said Elop.
The show host further probed, “I want to have a Nokia phone because I believe in you and I believe in Nokia. But I want to have that Lumia 928. So when do I get it?” But Elop did not answer the question and promised that he would replace the host’s phone with a Nokia phone.
Finnish blog Tietoviikko later confirmed that the interviewer’s phone did not suffer any damages, however, he’s yet to receive a replacement Nokia phone.
Rumours suggest that the Lumia 928 would be Nokia’s next flagship and would compete with phones such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, sporting an all aluminium body, a beautiful design, a 4.5-inch OLED display, a powerful processor and great camera capabilities. It’s also expected to feature a Xenon flash,and a microSD card slot. The phone is said to be thinner and lighter than the Lumia 920.