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Nokia sign dismantled, with letters rearranged to spell 'ONKIA' A dismantled Nokia sign at Oulu's Technology Village, Finland Reg reader Andy Crofts snapped the above picture - after re-arranging the Nokia sign to read "ONKIA", the Finnish verb to fish with a rod and line. Andy was inspired by a story on YLE, Finland's …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Been there many times.

    The Jekyll and Hyde of factory towns, Lovely in the summer, hellhole in the winter.


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  2. dotdavid

    "Unfortunately, it was too heavy to steal, especially as I had only a bike, and my mate with a pickup was far too rat-faced to nick it."

    NOKIA = No Kia?

    1. fishman

      Kia is doing well, setting sales records, getting great reviews.

      No Kia? Just the opposite.

      1. dotdavid
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        Actually I meant if they had a Kia they could have carried the sign away.

        But your way works too ;-)

  3. J. R. Hartley


    The pigs.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    For all it's worth: Nokia, you should have used MeeGo instead of going for Windows 7.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      Is it technically possible for Nokia to release an optional MeeGo update(?) on their existing phones which won't be receiving the Windows 8 upgrade?

      Microsoft decision not to allow the phones -running Windows 7/7.5 (which should include recently announced ones)- to be upgraded to Windows 8, must have caught fee people off-guard and pissed off OEMs.

      1. ScissorHands

        Re: Question

        MeeGo Harmattan is for OMAP, Lumias are Snapdragons. Can't be done unless Nokians dumps the source somewhere.

        +1 for getting an N9.

    2. Bad Beaver

      Hell, YES. Go get an N9 while you can.

      So true. I recently picked up an N9 for I could not stand the thought of them selling out before I could get one. The thing is pure sex – and that's straight from the box, I did not even start to "fuck with it" yet in terms of hacks / unintended functionality. You have to see it to believe it.

      The main thought is disbelief – where I live, they didn't even bother bring it to market. Damn, what could have been.

    3. Karirunc

      Mr Flop ensured that was not going to happen.. because he moonlights for .. err Loves M$

    4. winrez

      Microsoft will bail them out

      There is NO way Microsoft is going to let their exclusive carrier of WP7 & WP8 go down the tubes

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    or xhosa (with a bit of imagination)...

    aikona means "no" in xhosa so i guess its "aikona nokia".

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: or xhosa (with a bit of imagination)...

      you can bean elop with the extra "a"

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Come on...

    Is nobody going to comment on how pointless this item was?

    Agh. I want my 2 minutes back, plus a minute for your crap comments, plus a minute for the time it took me to write this.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Come on...

      We've deposited the refund in your Netwest account, please go ahead and make use of them.

    2. the-it-slayer

      Re: Come on...

      You are aware this was placed bootnotes.

      Definition: "A note is a string of text placed at the bottom of a page in a book or document or at the end of a text."

      I want 5 minutes back from you for your moaning because misunderstanding the text. Now make that 9 minutes wasted of your life. Enough time to drink a beer and go home.

    3. Lamont Cranston

      Re: Come on...

      No joke can ever be funny, if it has to be explained. Still, we didn't have to read it...

  7. gaz 7

    Getting even better...

    Now announced that Nokia are already reducing the sales forecasts for the Lumias, now that Ballmer's announced no upgrades to WP8.

    Strange, cos I thought Elop was already doing a fine job crashing Nokia into the ground as quick and as hard as he could - They've now found a way to speed it up even more. Bastards.

    Shoulda stuck with Maemo and Meego - letting someone else control your destiny, especially microsoft is never a good idea...

    Apocolypse for well..that should be obvious

  8. Anna Logg

    Way to go Andy! The spirit of Seymour Bybus lives on!

    1. Andus McCoatover


      You sussed me!!! Seymour Bybus is still kicking...

      Ta muchly!

  9. richard_s_shepherd

    The motto stands…or stood, in three-mile high, illuminated letters, near the complaints department spaceport on Eadrax. “Share and enjoy!” Unfortunately, its weight was such that shortly after it was erected, the ground beneath the letters caved in and they dropped for nearly half their length through the underground offices of many talented young complaints executives - now deceased. The protruding upper halves of the letters now appear, in the local language, to read “Go stick your head in a pig”, and are no longer illuminated - except at times of special celebration.

  10. BristolBachelor Gold badge

    Fishing again?

    Didn't Nokia start out by making rubber wellington boots? ideal for fishing...

  11. Grantzy


    One has to admire the hour to find then to rearrange sign...obviously the fishing wasn't too good that day : )

  12. John Browne 1
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    Maybe they should go back to using their 1865 logo.

    This one...

    Most appropriate.

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