While we didn’t get much of an insight into the rumored Nokia Lumia 928’s specs and features as we’d hoped this weekend, we at least got clarification at to Stephen Elop’s opinions on the iPhone.
During a quite animated interview with a TV channel in Finland, the Nokia CEO managed to skirt around every question and direct reference to the fabled Nokia Lumia 928 – the device that’s set to take over as the new Windows Phone 8 flagship. However, he did manage to throw in a serous dig at Apple during the proceedings, prompted by the show’s presenter Hjallis Harkimo taking out his iPhone and telling Elop that he’d much rather use a Nokia.
“Oh, how embarrassing!” exclaimed Elop, before summarily taking the iPhone away from the presenter and throwing it somewhere off-camera where it could be heard landing without a deal of grace.
“I don’t want to have an iPhone. I want to have a Nokia phone,” said Harkimo.
“There, it’s gone,” he then said.
The host of the show wasn’t about to let Elop get away with such action without at least facing the questions we all wanted answered, so went on to quiz him by saying: “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?”
As expected however, he didn’t offer a single word of direct response and instead just told the show’s presenter that he’d get a new Nokia to replace his iPhone.
So, it’s back to the rumor-mill to serve up the details in terms of specs, features and the expected release date for the elusive Nokia Lumia 928. And the good news is it’s all looking pretty promising so far, with talk of a true powerhouse with the potential to surpass even the Samsung Galaxy S4 in terms of performance, quality and stunning looks.