Nokia approaches Russian Authorities to get leaked "N8 and all unauthorized Nokia property"

Eldar Murtazin posted a review (in Russian), of a new Nokia N8 phone — the first to feature Symbian^3 platform much before it was officially announced. Later next day, Nokia posted a message on its blog titled "One of our children is missing", and that Murtazin somehow managed to get an early prototype, that wasn't […]

Eldar Murtazin posted a review (in Russian), of a new Nokia N8 phone — the first to feature Symbian^3 platform much before it was officially announced. Later next day, Nokia posted a message on its blog titled "One of our children is missing", and that Murtazin somehow managed to get an early prototype, that wasn't supposed to have it. The company also added that it was "determined to protect its intellectual property".

 
 

Nokia now explains that "it had formally requested Murtazin to return "all unauthorized Nokia property" which he apparently didn't respond to. As a result, it has now contacted Russian authorities to assist the company in return of the goods."

In return, Murtazin responds that "he has never received any letters from Nokia, and that the company is thus lying. He also reiterates that he's been trying to reach Nokia's PR team, but hasn't heard back from them for months. He also explains that the story linked at the beginning wasn't an N8 review per se, but rather a weekly column piece called birulki64is."

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