Financial Times, Wall Street Journal
NOKIA SUFFERS FAULT WITH FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE
Nokia’s N8 smartphone, released only a month ago after a series of delays, has been hit by a production glitch, resulting in a power problem, in which the phone turns itself off and cannot be switched on again. The problem, though serious for those affected, involves only a “small number” of devices, according to FT and has now been resolved. A Nokia spokeswoman cited in WSJ declined to offer details regarding the number of devices involved or whether the problem was regional. Similar bugs have been experienced by Apple’s iPhone, with antenna problems, and Sony Ericsson’s Satio device, affected by software problems. For Nokia, however, the setback could affect its ambition to regain lost ground on the smartphone market.