Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) seems to keep its legacy of manufacturing extremely tough and durable phones, even in the range of touch phones by claiming that its flagship smartphone Lumia 920 was run over by a 24-ton earth mover and the phone was still able to receive calls.
According to a Finnish newspaper report, the owner accidentally dropped the phone on the road which was later run over and crushed by a 24-ton Caterpillar truck. Initially the phone was expected to be crushed into pieces and no one thought it would survive. However, in an attempt to locate the phone, it was decided to call the phone and much to everyone’s surprise, the phone rang.
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More surprisingly, the phone rang from underground, where it had been buried by the heavy earth mover and was later unearthed by a 6-men digging team. The frame of the phone was bent and the display was fragmented, but the owner claims that everything worked except for hanging up on calls.
“Before any Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) device is released to the world, they undergo a series of quality tests to ensure they stand up to the wear and tear of everyday usage. Tests for extreme weather, humidity, and repeated drops onto a hard surface are the norm,” said a Nokia representative. “I guess you can add being run over by a 24-ton tractor to that list.”
While Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) Care said they would try and fix it, our owner was so impressed with the ruggedness of the device he shelled out right away for a new one.