A Tale of Two Leaks

Mon 04.26.10 – I find the tale of the two leaks of the last week to be very instructive of the respective companies, countries, & cultures of which they occurred.

Leak #1: The ((**GASP**)) iPhone Leak.
OMG! The iPhone 4 has been leaked. The Oh Holy Jobs and Cupertino Silencers get the cops on the beat. Gruber waxes prolific…
Because OMG the next Holy Artifact has been leaked!
OMG!!!!!!!!! THE WORLD WILL END TOMORROW AS THE OH HOLY ARTIFACT HAS BEEN LEAKED!!!!!! WE WILL ALL DIE!!!!!!!
8.8 earthquake surely will hit Jason Chen’s house next week. And he is not even boobylicious.

Leak #2: Eldar M. at Mobile_Review leaks the next Nokia high end mobile – The N8.
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Eldar gives the prototype of the non-yet announced Nokia N8 a Russian Rant treatment. Various bloggers & commenters react & rebut.
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Helsinki is still waiting for a few spring flowers to spring out.
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Quietly, the FCC gives the Nokia N8 the seal of approval.
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Espoo wonders if there will be another snow storm before the trees leaf out.
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No earthquakes or police raids in Moscow or Helsinki, nor any clerics nor cleavage. No news at 11.
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Elgar possibly picks his nose, which is full of snot from Spring pollen & creates a bugger sculpture in the shape of not-yet-announced iPhone 4.0, hoping that Steve Jobs will send the Cupertino Police after him.

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p.s. People, please wake me up with the iPhone X.x has a real camera.
p.p.s. To quote me from last night: “Eldar has made his reputation on scooping everyone’s scoop & Nokia is famed for have wonderful devices 3 months AFTER release.”
p.p.s.s. Tomi Ahonen, last Thursday, on “So bloodbath in smartphones continues: Q1 results from Apple, AT&T and Nokia
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Tues 04.27.10, 8:07am PST – Nokia speaks and requests the return of their N8 prototype.
Bless Espoo, the money quote is: “We are not the Secret Police, and we want to maintain our culture of openness.”
Eldar, return the N8. Nokia’s culture of openness and lack of scary Cupertino style closed-ness is one of their unique Finnish treats to the rest of us, let’s help them keep it.