Nokia turns to Russian police to recover lost prototype smartphone

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  • Reply 21 of 44
    gin_tonicgin_tonic Posts: 163member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    The Wall Street Journal published a report this week detailing Nokia's attempts to recover a prototype N8 smartphone from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin. In April, the Moscow-based blogger published a preview on his blog Mobile Review, critiquing the handset a day before Nokia officially announced the device, due to be released in the third quarter of this year.



    A month before Murtazin's review another site posted preview of N8. No legal action has been taken against the site yet.
  • Reply 22 of 44
    richlrichl Posts: 2,213member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gin_tonic View Post


    First of alll, he is not a blogger, he is a journalist. Both he and Nokia had good relationships till recent time. Murtazin was disappointed with the quality and features Nokia's latest phone. He wrote quite aggressive review of N8 smartphone. The review was the last straw that broke the camel's back and the both side started arguing.



    That's not true. Eldar has been reviewing stolen prototypes for years.



    He used to spin all of his reviews with a massively pro-Nokia bias. Eventually, Nokia took notice that he was using stolen prototypes and tried to take action against him. Once that happened, Eldar swung wildly in the other way, into his current strong anti-Nokia reviewing bias.



    He's always been a thieving scumbag.
  • Reply 23 of 44
    gin_tonicgin_tonic Posts: 163member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RichL View Post


    That's not true. Eldar has been reviewing stolen prototypes for years.



    Really? And you can prove it?

    Can you explain how the man who reviews stolen phones is invited to almost all mobile phone presentation in Russia?
  • Reply 24 of 44
    gin_tonicgin_tonic Posts: 163member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RichL View Post


    Eldar swung wildly in the other way, into his current strong anti-Nokia reviewing bias.



    He swung before the review and this caused the current fight.



    Do you speak Russian? Can you read all the reviews at MR site?
  • Reply 25 of 44
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,528member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by palegolas View Post


    Well, this news had me checking out what the heck N8 was, so good move Nokia. Too bad your demo movie was a bit... eh... what's the word? The opposite of smooth and snappy? Symbian! Yeah, that's the word.. I guess..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrXHXin9Iio



    After watching the video, I don't think the phone looks too exciting, but I have a strange urge to go disco dancing.
  • Reply 26 of 44
    2 cents2 cents Posts: 307member
    I had a VCR in the 80s that had a better looking interface. Maybe they stole it to make fun of it.
  • Reply 27 of 44
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,789member
    Staged. They think that the 1.7 million iPhone 4s sold in the first weekend are a result of the Gizmodo leaks. Show your sisu, Nokia, and admit that you've been beaten in the smartphone world.
  • Reply 28 of 44
    robin huberrobin huber Posts: 3,517member
    Where're the outraged trolls calling for Nokia's head for being "arrogant" and "paranoid."
  • Reply 29 of 44
    ochymingochyming Posts: 474member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Robin Huber View Post


    Where're the outraged trolls calling for Nokia's head for being "arrogant" and "paranoid."



    : Why?

    : Nokia can do it, but Apple cannot?

    : Because it makes apple lose its cool, that is why.
  • Reply 30 of 44
    bklynkidbklynkid Posts: 36member
    In Soviet Russia, phone steals YOU!













    Thank you, thank you... I'll be here all week!
  • Reply 31 of 44
    icyfogicyfog Posts: 338member
    Apples vs Oranges right?
  • Reply 32 of 44
    jeffharrisjeffharris Posts: 644member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bklynkid View Post


    In Soviet Russia, phone steals YOU!



    Soviet Russia ended in 1989.



    MAFIA Russia started up right after...
  • Reply 33 of 44
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by justflybob View Post


    What? No Russian knockoff of Gizmodo?



    Das Gizmodo?



    I think that would be Гызмодо using Cyrillic.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gin_tonic View Post


    Do you speak Russian? Can you read all the reviews at MR site?



    I can but chose not to because I really don't necessarily care if he's biased one way or another. It's not even relevant after seeing what is alleged to be the "stolen prototype". Still thinking Nokia is trying to stir up interest for their crappy phone because if that's what it is, God it looks dreadful.



    How the mighty have fallen indeed.
  • Reply 34 of 44
    mac_dogmac_dog Posts: 919member
    first, microsoft trains its employees to spontaneously line dance and now this?



    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
  • Reply 35 of 44
    gin_tonicgin_tonic Posts: 163member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by patrickwalker View Post


    I think that would be Гызмодо using Cyrillic.



    Not quite correct. It would be Гизмодо
  • Reply 36 of 44
    This is their attempt in trying to get a reality show. What a lame excuse. No?





    Nokia- The Wannabes.
  • Reply 37 of 44
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jdlink View Post


    The irony of the Finns asking the Russians for help!



    I'm Finnish, yet I fail to see the irony.
  • Reply 38 of 44
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gin_tonic View Post


    Not quite correct. It would be Гизмодо



    My version (Гызмодо) would sound more marketable in Russia. Most non-Russians can't do yerih for squat.
  • Reply 39 of 44
    richlrichl Posts: 2,213member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gin_tonic View Post


    Really? And you can prove it?

    Can you explain how the man who reviews stolen phones is invited to almost all mobile phone presentation in Russia?



    Nope, can't prove it publicly. However, I know people who work and have worked for Nokia, Sony Ericsson and various other high profile manufacturers. They tell me that his early reviews are not authorised. He's not the only one doing it as well.



    As I said, whilst his reviews remained positive and he didn't leak anything too early, he was tolerated. Just like Apple tolerates some leaks and not others.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gin_tonic View Post


    Do you speak Russian? Can you read all the reviews at MR site?



    Google translate is your friend. Many of his reviews are translated into English by humans too.
  • Reply 40 of 44
    gin_tonicgin_tonic Posts: 163member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RichL View Post


    Google translate is your friend. Many of his reviews are translated into English by humans too.



    So you don't know what are talking about, it's just rumors.

    E.g. Murtazin was invited to Nokia' closed meeting and made speech there.



    I've asked about your knowledge of Russian not mine (btw it's my native language)
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