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Feisty Finn flings phone a world-record 333 feet in mobile-throwing competition [video]

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:33PM EST

Well, the Finns have to do something with all those Symbian devices, don’t they? Parity News reports that Finnish citizen Ere Karjalainen smashed the world record for phone-tossing last weekend when he chucked his handset 101.5 meters (333 feet) during his country’s annual mobile phone-throwing contest. There’s no mention of exactly what model Karjalainen used to etch his name into phone-flinging record books, but his win seems highly appropriate given the epic struggles of Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia (NOK), which will attempt to make its comeback bid by unveiling Windows Phone 8-based Lumia smartphones next month.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.