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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik