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Don't hand your iPhone to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. During an interview on Finnish TV show Hjalliksen kanssa, an interviewer made exactly that mistake and is short one functional iPhone for having made it because Elop threw that sucker on the floor.

After pressing Elop for details on upcoming releases, pulling out his iPhone, and playing a painful awkward and ultimately futile game of keep-away, the interviewer surrendered his phone to Elop, who promptly tossed it off-screen where it landed with a sickening thud.

Granted, Elop immediately promised to replace it with a Nokia, and the whole lack of any sort of surprise on the interviewer's part makes it a little surreal and maybe even staged. But one thing is clear: Elop isn't messing around. Even if all that brashness got him was an awkward moment and a shattered iPhone. [TechCrunch]

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Updated: Tietoviikko reports the thrown iPhone survived undamaged. And interviewer Hjallis Harkimo has not yet recieved a Nokia phone as a replacement, whether or not it is actually needed.

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For anyone that actually watches the video you'll notice several things, firstly the commentary by Eric paints a completely different picture than what actually happened. The interviewer says, "I don't want an iPhone", that's when Elop says "here, i can fix that for you". Secondly, the phone was tossed off stage, and judging from the thud, it landed solidly on it's back, anyone who's dropped their phone before would most likely agree that's not really a damage worthy drop.