Former Nokia CEO Said WHAT About Android?

Go ahead and cross Anssi Vanjoki off your list of people who might be open to Android.  The former Nokia CEO was recently speaking to the Financial Times when the subject of possible Android adoption was brought up.  Vanjoki said that handset makers who use the platform are much like boys who“pee in their pants” for warmth.  His meaning was that while it works at first, it only gets worse later.  You can read more of the article for yourself (premium membership required), but we thought we’d share this little gem with you.

So, how many of you are glad that companies like HTC and Motorola have been peeing in their pants for you?

Source: Engadget

  • This from the guy who was running a company that clung desperately to the old Symbian platform while completely failing to do anything productive with Maemo (and now is moving at an apparently glacial pace on its replacement Meego)?

    Sounds like a good choice for heading up Motorola’s stifling “MOTOBLUR™” development perhaps, but otherwise doesn’t really fit well into the modern smartphone market…

  • tekrhino

    Mmmmm.. warm pee..


  • robot guy

    Who cares what he said?

  • D.H.

    Recently I needed to buy new phone. Tough choice – smartphone or just basic old-school phone. Well.. I made a decision – waiting for Milestone 2 with ANDROID, meanwhile bought the cheapest possible nokia (less than 30 pounds) which I will keep as a emergency phone in my car.

    BTW, Mr. Anssi Vanjoki… Not seeing the major software revolution in mobile phone industry for the last decade is just like shitting your pants and telling everyone that it is your new and improved deodorant. Cheers!

  • you’re in

    I recall a tv news report from many years back that drinking your own urine was good for you…LOL

  • mikeeeee

    ever think that’s why he’s the former?

  • Bill Damage

    This is the guy with such faith in his own company’s products he jumped ship the day before their Nokia World conference? The one still flogging legacy Symbian crap whist telling everyone how great their MeeToo carrierrless/userless/appless new system is, as the tumbleweed whistles by?

    Of course he may have been misquoted. He probably saw Nokias market share side by side with Androids over the last 12 months and immediately pissed in his own pants.

  • Beckham

    nokia is same like 75 year old man who is not good for nothinggg…
    except for peeinggg

  • Rovex

    Ironic really because these days symbian is like having someone else piss on your face for warmth.

  • Symbian? Nokia? Vinjoki? Catch me during a good drunk and I will pee on him and his phone every 10 mins to keep him WARM!

  • brie987

    Making fun of the old and irrelevant is just not nice nor polite, please leave Nokia alone.

  • Dannyboy

    Verizons about to pee some 2.2 on my Droid X tomorrow. Can’t wait….

  • Dannyboy

    You got to respect the Japanese. They know the way of the Samurai.

  • webby

    How profound! Let me write that down …

    What a maroon!

  • RoTo

    OK, the guy is a moron, that’s why he never made to CEO. Oh wait… who is the moron that is spreading that he was the CEO? His title is “Executive Vice President of the Mobile Solutions Unit”, or for shorts Vee-Pee.

  • Ken1

    Yeah, this is the same guy who said that cameraphones will very soon make system cameras and professional cameras obsolete. ( ). Keep those insightful comments coming, Vanjoki old boy.