Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Nokia sends free Lumia phone to GS4 owner Samsung tried to silence

updated 08:45 am EST, Sun December 15, 2013

Nokia steps in to provide Galaxy S4 owner with new phone

Nokia has offered a free Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia device to a man whose Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire earlier this month. Richard Wygand's GS4 smoked and burned while it was charging, and Samsung's reaction to his posting images of the device on the Internet sparked a controversy last week, as the South Korean tech giant appeared to try to buy Wygand's silence with the promise of a new phone. Nokia contacted Wygan and offered him a Lumia by Twitter.

Nokia has in the past made news by reaching out personally to consumers apparently wronged by other tech giants. In October, the company sent a Lumia 1020 to a filmmaker who claimed Apple had used his video without permission.



In subsequent Twitter exchanges between Nokia and Wygand, Wygand appears open to the possibility of switching from Samsung's Android-powered phone to Nokia's Windows Phone 8 device. Nokia, in the course of the exchanges, ascertained Wygand's wireless carrier, and a device is likely on the way.

The development has been something of an embarrassment for Samsung, as Wygand's video spread across the Internet. Commenters on the numerous postings of the video have noted that Samsung's request that Wygand take the video down smacks of limitations on his freedom of speech.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News