Maybe Finnish boys should just wear extra clothes

Departing Nokia smartphone unit head uses bizarre 'peeing' analogy to trash Google's Android

Anssi Vanjoki, the departing leader of Nokia’s smartphone division, doesn't appear to have a favorable view of Google's Android mobile operating system. Except that's not quite how he puts it.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Vanjoki says mobile phone manufacturers that use Android in their hardware are like Finnish boys who "pee in their pants" to stay warm in the winter. That is, the perceived short-term advantages soon are overwhelmed by the wet and acrid reality.

You hear that, Motorola, Samsung, Acer and HTC? Stop peeing in your pants! It's no solution. Plus it can ruin your smartphones, whose warranties probably don't cover urine damage.

The FT site requires registration, so I couldn't read the rest of the article. Which is too bad, because I hoped to learn more about the strange folkways of the Finnish.

In the meantime, though, readers might want to check out , in which seven former BlackBerry freaks explain why they made the switch to Android. (Hint: Water sports doesn't come up, not even once.) Update: Nokia has delayed until October shipment of its N8, "the first mobile phone to run the latest version of Symbian software and a device meant to turn around the company's slump."

Nokia initially planned to ship the N8 in September. So is this like constipation? I'm just trying to get into the spirit of things.

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