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Legal Action against Eldar Murtazin taken by Nokia

Ohh, today Nokia released a statement on their official blog explaining that Legal Action has been taken against Eldar for the possession of the pre production unit of the Nokia N8 he leaked 1 day before the official launch. Some inaccurate information was reported saying that Nokia wanted the popular Mobile-Review side to be closed down aswell which has been denied though. Also the statement on the blog explains Legal matters where not taken in recent criticisms from Eldar, instead according to Nokia Eldar has some some of Nokia’s intellectual property. Eldar is popular in leaking Nokia devices and then dissing them straight afterwards even though they are pre production units.

Eldar is an incredible guy, I mean I read an interview with him a few months ago and where he was taking about how he was on holiday in London and they (his wife) went into an 02 store to look at phones but his wife diddn’t like any of them as she has used all the phones like 2 years before !!! thats crazy

Eldar Murtazin

Eldar  did post some tweets during the day denying any wrongdoing saying that Nokia haven’t contacted him and even posted a tweet saying that Nokia claim he is a Samsung Research consultant which he categorically denied, he probably is considering the number of times he considers Samsung phones to be better than Nokia’s

My opinions on this are that I do not want Nokia to go into the Apple zone here just like the Gizmodo case with the iPhone 4. Eldar has repeatedly said that Nokia’s recent security with prototype devices is pretty weak and they aren’t doing anything to improve the situation there. I do hope Nokia improve this situation as they are in a tight spot and are in massive pressure to perform both from shareholders and consumers with recent news that Samsung sold more feature phone’s than Nokia in western Europe confidence in the finnish giant is decreasing everyday.

Having phones being leaked so early is a bad image for Nokia especially to high profile figures such as Eldar who can just with a blog post pretty much create a negative image around a device which he has done with the N8. Credible blogs and news sites around the world picked up on the leaked images and the first impressions and without even using the device themselves already dismissing it, which is a shame as I am sure that Nokia have worked hard on the N8 to get it right.

One thing that I have noted is that Eldar has sort of stopped leaking devices recently an noted some time ago that he usually waits for someone else to release some news before he adds some credibility on those leaks, an exmaple is the N8-01, N9, E7, could it be that Nokia have warned him early on and Eldar is only bluffing by saying that Nokia have not contacted him I don’t know you make up your own conclusions there.

I do hope Nokia are making some improvements in terms of security as it is important to keep trade secrets from competitors.

What do you think of Nokia’s action there ? where they right or wrong and what do you think about Eldar Murtazin as an individual ? let us know in the comments


  1. Andre
    July 8, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Burnt!

    • John Wiegand-forson
      July 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm

      yeah it was time Nokia did something concerning his Nokia bashing and Samsung fanboyism

  2. Jim
    July 9, 2010 at 12:23 am

    hmmm. I wish they didn’t. this will just make things worst for their image. if hey want to beat eldar they should release better products so, eldar should loose his credibility. Just my opinion

    • July 9, 2010 at 6:32 am

      They have released better products, he still craps on them.

      I wouldn’t bat an eye if he had legal action taken against him and was judged *appropriately*.

      If you are “leaking” a device early, it comes with some inherent risk. Bloggers have just gotten use to not having their hands slapped and I think ALL hardware companies should put their foot down.

    • John Wiegand-forson
      July 9, 2010 at 11:32 am

      Agree I mean now he’s going on Twitter how Nokia are lair’s it will only give more materials for the tech media to trash Nokia even more although when Apple do it its OK

  3. ajdia
    July 9, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I just think that nokia cant handle the truth,that samsung is gonna kill them his year in high end 🙂 they do all they can to stop that,so eldar is the first who go hit…

    • Max
      July 9, 2010 at 1:57 am

      It’s not so black and white. I mean Nokia has had problems with S60 touch and Samsung has come out with some good Android phones, but Eldar also talks a lot of BS. I mean it’s pretty clear to see this when you consider how he was praising Bada OS and how it was going to be the biggest thing for this year!! There are clear indications that Eldar is being paid by Samsung.

  4. Niraj
    July 9, 2010 at 7:23 am

    After reading tons of reviews and articles on mobile-review.com I can bet He is going on Samsung fanboyism.. He always try to say Samsung makes better products than Nokia/SE/others.. IMO Nokia should do this legal action way before when he first previewed N900.. Lets hope this action from Nokia prevent Eldar Murtazin from previewing upcoming Nokia handsets before officially launch..
    BTW the interview you are mentioning, I think it is from Unwiredview..

  5. bazza
    July 9, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I personaly think a person can get swept up in their own popularity and end up believing they are untouchable and always right.

    Well the damages have been done for both parties, let’s hope all can come out of it in one piece.

  6. jethro
    July 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    IMO the best thing Nokia can do is to provide really interesting and innovative models. Now the quality of products is not so good as it used to be. And the user interface experience is bad. And that is not Eldar’s fault, you know.

  7. jb8967
    July 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    If Eldar committed a crime, he should be prosecuted. He has stated publicly that he is a consultant and then, in almost the same breath, claimed journalistic privilege. His story is riddled with conflicts and further damaged by his own words in his blog and/or past commentary on Nokia Conversations. As for prejudging the N8’s UI and performance, I will give Nokia the benefit of the doubt and hold my final conclusions until the product is ready. I sure hope it doesn’t have a faulty antenna, faulty proximity sensor, quality issues with the display, or screwed-up color balance. I expect more from a top manufacturer of mobile phones, so let’s all hope the extra weeks it took to deliver the N8 prove fruitful. Just my opinion.

  8. jethro
    July 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

    AFAIK Eldar never stated he is a consultant of any specific company (like Samsung, as some people say). Moreover he IS a jornalist, not just blogger.
    BTW I bought Nokia 6220c AFTER reading the review on his site (though I am not completely satisfied with the body quality). That’s just an one example. I am sure other people may provide more.

    There is nothing wrong with Nokia protecting its interests but this particular case looks like very poorly designed PR.

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