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Nokia Lumia Phone Gets Plowed Over, but Still Answers the Call

Nokia may have taken a beating in the press in the past couple of years, but it appears that the company hasn’t stopped cranking out phones that can take a beating.

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According to a Finnish newspaper report, a Lumia 920 phone was recently run over by a 24-ton earth mover.

Although its screen was battered — and the phone’s frame bent a little out of shape — the device was still able to make and receive calls.

“Before any Nokia 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,” a Nokia representative told AllThingsD. “I guess you can add being run over by a 24-ton tractor to that list.”


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