Nokia wants their prototype back too, hope they don’t send California police

Even though I would never pay for or accept a stolen phone and do not agree with Gizmodo’s actions, I think the police action for busting down the editors door and breaking into his house was even more appalling. Really? It is not like this was a drug dealing murderer or rapist and he did not deserve this type of treatment. I know we are all passionate about our smartphones, but it was JUST A PHONE folks and no one is going to die because of it. Similar to the stolen iPhone situation, Nokia has a prototype that was placed into a writer’s hands without authorization too and they want their prototype back.

I did not write a post linking to this “review” before (here it is if you want to check it out) because I don’t think it is a fair evaluation of the device with the software still several months from completion. I hope that Nokia gets the device back and that people take an honest look at the N8 and future devices without basing decisions on the early prototype “reviews”.

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3 Comments to Nokia wants their prototype back too, hope they don’t send California police

Jay Montano
April 27, 2010

Hopefully this ensures N9 will be a much bigger surprise next time and everyone can share the same (good) shock to everyone.

“but it was JUST A PHONE folks and no one is going to die because of it.”

Someone had died from the losing iPhone prototype last time no? There was a lost proto – an asian factory worker dude got blamed, beaten up, then he committed suicide.

Lloyd
April 27, 2010

If you’ve ever been in Silicon Valley for an extended amount of time you would understand why the police jumped when Apple snapped. There isn’t much left there anymore and Apple owns the valley much in the same way Microsoft owns the Kirkland/Bellevue/Seattle, WA area. They employ thousands and contribute millions to the city infrastructure.

The old addage is true here, “He who has the gold makes the rules>”

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