Eldar Murtazin's official position on Nokia

Nokia's latest drama has raised a wave of conflicting information, often taken out of context or misunderstood - as a result, many people don't understand what exactly is going on and have even more questions. Since Nokia is spouting lies on its official blog and in interviews given by its PR workers to the press, I see the need to present my side of this story without distorting it by the PR machine in the service of the largest corporation, so that you can draw your own conclusions and understand where the truth is. .

1. Property of Nokia

How did I get access to the Nokia N8 and write my impressions about it? Everything is very simple: like any self-respecting journalist, I have sources of information. In this situation, my source (who is not an employee of Nokia or any other mobile phone manufacturer) gave me access to the N8. All I had on hand was access. I did not own a telephone, did not have it at my disposal, I could work with it for several hours a day. I was also provided with photos of the device, screenshots for free. During the limited time spent on the phone, I was able to come to preliminary conclusions, which I published in my weekly column - "Spills". Later, in exactly the same way, I got more complete access to other such devices, and this gave me the opportunity to work with the model in more detail and share this knowledge in subsequent articles. A full review was not published for these reasons.

Now Nokia is demanding that her "property" be returned to her. Even if I guessed right and N8 is meant by her "property", there is a small problem. I don't have and never had a Nokia N8. I physically cannot return what I do not have. Nokia can write whatever they want, drag my name in the dirt, but the fact that I just can't get back what I don't have won't change. My sources provide me with information because I am a journalist, I do not pay them, I do not give expensive gifts, but I do my job, I do my direct professional duties, presenting my view of things to my readers. This is what real journalists do, even under duress.

2. Consultant work

The rumor, most likely spread by Nokia, that I'm a Samsung consultant is a FALSE. This is a clear attempt to compromise me and my activities. I have NEVER been involved in the development of any product that competes with the Nokia N8, nowhere does anyone have a single piece of evidence to the contrary. The suggestion that I passed information about the N8 to Nokia's competitors is just an attempt to smear me with mud, nothing else. It's ridiculous to think that any manufacturer can try to get a competitor's prototype from a well-known journalist when hundreds of prototypes are made for each phone model and given out to engineers, partners, contractors, programmers, designers and other people, and organizations around the world - to get from any of these people for -Quiet prototype at the time is much easier. And even if I transferred information to Samsung, would Samsung itself then work with me, trust me with their products? I doubt. Moreover, as everyone has already understood, I am not a big fan of Nokia N8 and I do not think that Samsung would be interested in this device for the same reasons. The reputation of an honest journalist has fed me all these years, there is no such amount of money that would be worth sacrificing reputation, wealth, business, career.

3. Journalist or blogger

I would like to emphasize that I am a journalist. I have been a member of the Union of Journalists of Russia and the International Federation of Journalists since 2003, this can be seen from my ID.

Nokia's PR machine chooses its expressions very carefully; so far they refuse to call me anything other than "blogger". It seems that they consider the word “blogger” derogatory, but there is another, much more serious and, alas, cynical reason: by calling me a “blogger”, Nokia is trying to remove the possibility of my legal protection of my sources, which I, as a journalist, have the right to.< /p>

4. Why?

Why did this conflict start and how did we get to this life? It all started after we published a very positive review of the Nokia 5800, a phone that at the time of its release offered the market unprecedented functionality for the money. Nokia just adored us, but the love faded very quickly when we began to study the speaker defect in all 5800s. We spent a lot of money and time, bought phones and equipment, tested device after device in various conditions, and as a result wrote the world's first material about it , putting Nokia in a not very comfortable position. I note that during the testing process, we informed the company, hoping that the defective phones would be recalled for repair, something would be done to compensate people who spent money on a 100% defective model, but alas, nothing happened. The consequence of this investigation was the tension that arose in our relations.

Then we did the world's first preview of the Nokia N97 and saw a lot of problems with the device, but the review I wrote was generally positive, based on Nokia's promises to fix software bugs found in the pre-production sample. I believed these promises of the company, which had always kept its word before, and thereby put its reputation on the line. What was further known to the whole world - N97 became a symbol of the failure of Nokia, its attitude towards users. After that, we began to say everything that we see, despite assurances that everything would be corrected in the future, and our relationship began to deteriorate before our eyes.

Nokia declares that my harassment is not based on our principled position regarding Nokia product and service quality, but reality says otherwise: for years, we and other journalists around the world had access to Nokia prototypes and no one had any problems with it. As recently as a few days ago, we saw a Nokia N8 prototype leak with a QWERTY keyboard without any repercussions from the manufacturer. On this basis, I consider this situation as revenge for my negative feedback about the current and future product lines of the company, its management.

Now we see Nokia spreading lies and rumors about me. I don't have millions of dollars and PR people to fight a company of this size. I'm just a journalist doing my job. I work for my readers and no matter what, I will continue to do what I do best - keep you informed and honestly describe everything as I see it.

Eldar Murtazin's official position on Nokia

Nokia's latest drama has raised a wave of conflicting information, often taken out of context or misunderstood - as a result, many people don't understand what exactly is going on and have even more questions. Since Nokia is spouting lies on its official blog and in interviews given by its PR workers to the press, I see the need to present my side of this story without distorting it by the PR machine in the service of the largest corporation, so that you can draw your own conclusions and understand where the truth is. .

1. Property of Nokia

How did I get access to the Nokia N8 and write my impressions about it? Everything is very simple: like any self-respecting journalist, I have sources of information. In this situation, my source (who is not an employee of Nokia or any other mobile phone manufacturer) gave me access to the N8. All I had on hand was access. I did not own a telephone, did not have it at my disposal, I could work with it for several hours a day. I was also provided with photos of the device, screenshots for free. During the limited time spent on the phone, I was able to come to some preliminary conclusions, which I published in my weekly column, "Spills". Later, in exactly the same way, I got more complete access to other such devices, and this gave me the opportunity to work with the model in more detail and share this knowledge in subsequent articles. A full review was not published for these reasons.

Now Nokia is demanding that her "property" be returned to her. Even if I guessed right and N8 is meant by her "property", there is a small problem. I don't have and never had a Nokia N8. I physically cannot return what I do not have. Nokia can write whatever they want, drag my name in the dirt, but the fact that I just can't get back what I don't have won't change. My sources provide me with information because I am a journalist, I do not pay them, I do not give expensive gifts, but I do my job, I do my direct professional duties, presenting my view of things to my readers. This is what real journalists do, even under duress.

2. Consultant work

The rumor, most likely spread by Nokia, that I'm a Samsung consultant is a FALSE. This is a clear attempt to compromise me and my activities. I have NEVER been involved in the development of any product that competes with the Nokia N8, nowhere does anyone have a single piece of evidence to the contrary. The suggestion that I passed information about the N8 to Nokia's competitors is just an attempt to smear me with mud, nothing else. It's ridiculous to think that any manufacturer can try to get a competitor's prototype from a well-known journalist when hundreds of prototypes are made for each phone model and given out to engineers, partners, contractors, programmers, designers and other people, and organizations around the world - to get from any of these people for -Quiet prototype at the time is much easier. And even if I transferred information to Samsung, would Samsung itself then work with me, trust me with their products? I doubt. Moreover, as everyone has already understood, I am not a big fan of Nokia N8 and I do not think that Samsung would be interested in this device for the same reasons. The reputation of an honest journalist has fed me all these years, there is no such amount of money that would be worth sacrificing reputation, wealth, business, career.

3. Journalist or blogger

I would like to emphasize that I am a journalist. I have been a member of the Union of Journalists of Russia and the International Federation of Journalists since 2003, this can be seen from my ID.

Nokia's PR machine chooses its expressions very carefully; so far they refuse to call me anything other than "blogger". It seems that they consider the word “blogger” derogatory, but there is another, much more serious and, alas, cynical reason: by calling me a “blogger”, Nokia is trying to remove the possibility of my legal protection of my sources, which I, as a journalist, have the right to.< /p>

4. Why?

Why did this conflict start and how did we get to this life? It all started after we published a very positive review of the Nokia 5800, a phone that at the time of its release offered the market unprecedented functionality for the money. Nokia just adored us, but the love faded very quickly when we began to study the speaker defect in all 5800s. We spent a lot of money and time, bought phones and equipment, tested device after device in various conditions, and as a result wrote the world's first material about it , putting Nokia in a not too comfortable position. I note that during the testing process, we informed the company, hoping that the defective phones would be recalled for repair, something would be done to compensate people who spent money on a 100% defective model, but alas, nothing happened. The consequence of this investigation was the tension that arose in our relations.

Then we did the world's first preview of the Nokia N97 and saw a lot of problems with the device, but the review I wrote was generally positive, based on Nokia's promises to fix software bugs found in the pre-production sample. I believed these promises of the company, which had always kept its word before, and thereby put its reputation on the line. What was further known to the whole world - N97 became a symbol of the failure of Nokia, its attitude towards users. After that, we began to say everything that we see, despite assurances that everything would be corrected in the future, and our relationship began to deteriorate before our eyes.

Nokia declares that my harassment is not based on our principled position regarding quality of Nokia products and services, but reality says otherwise: for years, we and other journalists around the world had access to Nokia prototypes and no one had any problems with it. As recently as a few days ago, we saw a Nokia N8 prototype leak with a QWERTY keyboard without any repercussions from the manufacturer. On this basis, I consider this situation as revenge for my negative feedback about the current and future product lines of the company, its management.

Now we see Nokia spreading lies and rumors about me. I don't have millions of dollars and PR people to fight a company of this size. I'm just a journalist doing my job. I work for my readers and no matter what, I will continue to do what I do best - keep you informed and honestly describe everything as I see it.

Eldar Murtazin's official position on Nokia

Nokia's latest drama has raised a wave of conflicting information, often taken out of context or misunderstood - as a result, many people don't understand what exactly is going on and have even more questions. Since Nokia is spouting lies on its official blog and in interviews given by its PR workers to the press, I see the need to present my side of this story without distorting it by the PR machine in the service of the largest corporation, so that you can draw your own conclusions and understand where the truth is. .

1. Property of Nokia

How did I get access to the Nokia N8 and write my impressions about it? Everything is very simple: like any self-respecting journalist, I have sources of information. In this situation, my source (who is not an employee of Nokia or any other mobile phone manufacturer) gave me access to the N8. All I had on hand was access. I did not own a telephone, did not have it at my disposal, I could work with it for several hours a day. I was also provided with photos of the device, screenshots for free. During the limited time spent on the phone, I was able to come to some preliminary conclusions, which I published in my weekly column, "Spills". Later, in exactly the same way, I got more complete access to other such devices, and this gave me the opportunity to work with the model in more detail and share this knowledge in subsequent articles. A full review was not published for these reasons.

Now Nokia is demanding that her "property" be returned to her. Even if I guessed right and N8 is meant by her "property", there is a small problem. I don't and never have a Nokia N8. I physically cannot return what I do not have. Nokia can write whatever they want, drag my name in the dirt, but the fact that I just can't get back what I don't have won't change. My sources provide me with information because I am a journalist, I do not pay them, I do not give expensive gifts, but I do my job, I do my direct professional duties, presenting my view of things to my readers. This is what real journalists do, even under duress.

2. Consultant work

The rumor, most likely spread by Nokia, that I'm a Samsung consultant is a FALSE. This is a clear attempt to compromise me and my activities. I have NEVER been involved in the development of any product that competes with the Nokia N8, nowhere does anyone have a single piece of evidence to the contrary. The suggestion that I passed information about the N8 to Nokia's competitors is just an attempt to smear me with mud, nothing else. It's ridiculous to think that any manufacturer can try to get a competitor's prototype from a well-known journalist when hundreds of prototypes are made for each phone model and given out to engineers, partners, contractors, programmers, designers and other people, and organizations around the world - to get from any of these people for -Quiet prototype at the time is much easier. And even if I transferred information to Samsung, would Samsung itself then work with me, trust me with their products? I doubt. Moreover, as everyone has already understood, I am not a big fan of Nokia N8 and I do not think that Samsung would be interested in this device for the same reasons. The reputation of an honest journalist has fed me all these years, there is no such amount of money that would be worth sacrificing reputation, wealth, business, career.

3. Journalist or blogger

I would like to emphasize that I am a journalist. I have been a member of the Union of Journalists of Russia and the International Federation of Journalists since 2003, this can be seen from my ID.

Nokia's PR machine chooses its expressions very carefully; so far they refuse to call me anything other than "blogger". It seems that they consider the word “blogger” derogatory, but there is another, much more serious and, alas, cynical reason: by calling me a “blogger”, Nokia is trying to remove the possibility of my legal protection of my sources, which I, as a journalist, have the right to.< /p>

4. Why?

Why did this conflict start and how did we get to this life? It all started after we published a very positive review of the Nokia 5800, a phone that at the time of its release offered the market unprecedented functionality for the money. Nokia just adored us, but the love faded very quickly when we began to study the speaker defect in all 5800s. We spent a lot of money and time, bought phones and equipment, tested device after device in various conditions, and as a result wrote the world's first material about it , putting Nokia in a not very comfortable position. I note that during the testing process, we informed the company, hoping that the defective phones would be recalled for repair, something would be done to compensate people who spent money on a 100% defective model, but alas, nothing happened. The consequence of this investigation was the tension that arose in our relations.

Then we did the world's first preview of the Nokia N97 and saw a lot of problems with the device, but the review I wrote was generally positive, based on Nokia's promises to fix software bugs found in the pre-production sample. I believed these promises of the company, which had always kept its word before, and thereby put its reputation on the line. What was further known to the whole world - N97 became a symbol of the failure of Nokia, its attitude towards users. After that, we began to say everything that we see, despite assurances that everything would be corrected in the future, and our relationship began to deteriorate before our eyes.

Nokia declares that my harassment is not based on our principled position regarding Nokia product and service quality, but reality says otherwise: for years, we and other journalists around the world had access to Nokia prototypes and no one had any problems with it. As recently as a few days ago, we saw a Nokia N8 prototype leak with a QWERTY keyboard without any repercussions from the manufacturer. On this basis, I consider this situation as revenge for my negative feedback about the current and future product lines of the company, its management.

Now we see Nokia spreading lies and rumors about me. I don't have millions of dollars and PR people to fight a company of this size. I'm just a journalist doing my job. I work for my readers and no matter what, I will continue to do what I do best - keep you informed and honestly describe everything as I see it.

Eldar Murtazin's official position on Nokia

Nokia's latest drama has raised a wave of conflicting information, often taken out of context or misunderstood - as a result, many people don't understand what exactly is going on and have even more questions. Since Nokia is spouting lies on its official blog and in interviews given by its PR workers to the press, I see the need to present my side of this story without distorting it by the PR machine in the service of the largest corporation, so that you can draw your own conclusions and understand where the truth is. .

1. Property of Nokia

How did I get access to the Nokia N8 and write my impressions about it? Everything is very simple: like any self-respecting journalist, I have sources of information. In this situation, my source (who is not an employee of Nokia or any other mobile phone manufacturer) gave me access to the N8. All I had on hand was access. I did not own a telephone, did not have it at my disposal, I could work with it for several hours a day. I was also provided with photos of the device, screenshots for free. During the limited time spent on the phone, I was able to come to some preliminary conclusions, which I published in my weekly column, "Spills". Later, in exactly the same way, I got more complete access to other such devices, and this gave me the opportunity to work with the model in more detail and share this knowledge in subsequent articles. A full review was not published for these reasons.

Now Nokia is demanding that her "property" be returned to her. Even if I guessed right and N8 is meant by her "property", there is a small problem. I don't have and never had a Nokia N8. I physically cannot return what I do not have. Nokia can write whatever they want, drag my name in the dirt, but the fact that I just can't get back what I don't have won't change. My sources provide me with information because I am a journalist, I do not pay them, I do not give expensive gifts, but I do my job, I do my direct professional duties, presenting my view of things to my readers. This is what real journalists do, even under duress.

2. Consultant work

The rumor, most likely spread by Nokia, that I'm a Samsung consultant is a FALSE. This is a clear attempt to compromise me and my activities. I have NEVER been involved in the development of any product that competes with the Nokia N8, nowhere does anyone have a single piece of evidence to the contrary. The suggestion that I passed information about the N8 to Nokia's competitors is just an attempt to smear me with mud, nothing else. It's ridiculous to think that any manufacturer can try to get a competitor's prototype from a well-known journalist when hundreds of prototypes are made for each phone model and given out to engineers, partners, contractors, programmers, designers and other people, and organizations around the world - to get from any of these people for -Quiet prototype at the time is much easier. And even if I transferred information to Samsung, would Samsung itself then work with me, trust me with their products? I doubt. Moreover, as everyone has already understood, I am not a big fan of Nokia N8 and I do not think that Samsung would be interested in this device for the same reasons. The reputation of an honest journalist has fed me all these years, there is no such amount of money that would be worth sacrificing reputation, wealth, business, career.

3. Journalist or blogger

I would like to emphasize that I am a journalist. I have been a member of the Union of Journalists of Russia and the International Federation of Journalists since 2003, this can be seen from my ID.

Nokia's PR machine chooses its expressions very carefully; so far they refuse to call me anything other than "blogger". It seems that they consider the word “blogger” derogatory, but there is another, much more serious and, alas, cynical reason: by calling me a “blogger”, Nokia is trying to remove the possibility of my legal protection of my sources, which I, as a journalist, have the right to.< /p>

4. Why?

Why did this conflict start and how did we get to this life? It all started after we published a very positive review of the Nokia 5800, a phone that at the time of its release offered the market unprecedented functionality for the money. Nokia just adored us, but the love faded very quickly when we began to study the speaker defect in all 5800s. We spent a lot of money and time, bought phones and equipment, tested device after device in various conditions, and as a result wrote the world's first material about it , putting Nokia in a not very comfortable position. I note that during the testing process, we informed the company, hoping that the defective phones would be recalled for repair, something would be done to compensate people who spent money on a 100% defective model, but alas, nothing happened. The consequence of this investigation was the tension that arose in our relations.

Then we did the world's first preview of the Nokia N97 and saw a lot of problems with the device, but the review I wrote was generally positive, based on Nokia's promises to fix software bugs found in the pre-production sample. I believed these promises of the company, which had always kept its word before, and thereby put its reputation on the line. What was further known to the whole world - N97 became a symbol of the failure of Nokia, its attitude towards users. After that, we began to say everything that we see, despite assurances that everything would be corrected in the future, and our relationship began to deteriorate before our eyes.

Nokia claims that our principled position regarding the quality of Nokia products and services is not the basis for my harassment, but reality says otherwise: for years, we and other journalists around the world had access to Nokia prototypes and no one had any problems with it wasn't. As recently as a few days ago, we saw a Nokia N8 prototype leak with a QWERTY keyboard without any repercussions from the manufacturer. On this basis, I consider this situation as revenge for my negative feedback about the current and future product lines of the company, its management.

Nokia states that my harassment is not based on our principled position regarding quality of Nokia products and services, but reality says otherwise: for years, we and other journalists around the world had access to Nokia prototypes and no one had any problems with it. As recently as a few days ago, we saw a Nokia N8 prototype leak with a QWERTY keyboard without any repercussions from the manufacturer. On this basis, I consider this situation as revenge for my negative feedback about the current and future product lines of the company, its management.

Now we see Nokia spreading lies and rumors about me. I don't have millions of dollars and PR people to fight a company of this size. I'm just a journalist doing my job. I work for my readers and no matter what, I will continue to do what I do best - keep you informed and honestly describe everything as I see it.