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Even monkeys in Finland enjoy using Windows Phones

Monkey Lumia

Who said it were only humans who could work a smartphone? Pictured above is a cheeky little chap who's currently wielding a Lumia Windows Phone. Visitors were not only able to take shots of the monkey enjoying some tunes through Xbox Music, but they probably found themselves being filmed for the others in the pack to have a gander at later on in the evening. So how does a primate come to own a Lumia smartphone?

A visiting tourist managed to drop the device into the enclosure, which was taken up by one of the primates who refused to allow zookeepers to retrieve the handset. While no one has reported a missing phone, it's stated the monkey would actually be smart enough to work out how to the use it. That's a bonus for Microsoft making the UI such a breeze to use. Windows Phone for props in the next Planet Of The Apes movie?

Remember, folks: be careful when using your Windows Phones as a camera. 

Source: Ilta-Sanomat; thanks, Mikko, for the tip!

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So easy even a caveman can do it

w8user says:

Sorry for being the naysayer here, but this kind of things just bring memories of the Zune guy. It was so uncool, nobody wanted to have one, except people like him
In this case, the MS haters would just say "only monkeys want to use it"

rodneyej says:

I don't see what's so special about this.. Android smartphones are used by millions of monkeys everyday...

jlynnm350z says:

Even they got the damn GDR2 update. What up AT&T??

xratola says:

Ask the monkey

rodneyej says:

LOL❕... Maybe that monkey is CEO at att.. Ha❕

The phone is actually a Lumia 800.

Oxymoron428 says:

I wonder what apps that monkey prefers...

rodneyej says:

I'm thinking Fruit Ninja..

Wow. The monkey actually can use it?
Why is it in the zoo then?..

AccentAE86 says:

The corner looks like its pretty chewed up!

maloo78 says:

My fist thought, too.
Don't get me wrong - I love my Lumia, but I am afraid that this little monkey might swallow parts of the phone and suffer injuries :O... And it will be hard, taking it away from him, since they can be pretty agressive and are quite strong. Poor zookeepers will be worried.
And then, pink is not really the best color for him ;-)

allos autos says:

There's no way a monkey could figure out how to use a WP, since it doesn't have a notification centre or an Instagram app.  This monkey must be a paid shill from Nokia.  And somehow this is Belfiore's fault, too.  And Ballmer's.  Random shot at RT.

getalex says:

I'm not quite sure this is good publicity for Windows Phone users..

rodneyej says:

Why not for the user's❔

mayur89 says:

LOL!! :D He must be playing Angry Birds :P

allos autos says:

Probably Tiki Towers. :-P

mayur89 says:

May be Monkey Jump !! :D :D

venetasoft says:

No he is taking a photo of his meal to share on Instagram (hope via Instagraph ;)

ricbon says:

well at least the monkey know how to hold the camera when taking the picture not sure about the idiot on the other side.

Turtle 1972 says:

I was actually at the Helsinki zoo last week, and I have a red Lumia 920 -- fortunately, that's not my phone the monkey is holding! Those monkeys were a lot of fun to watch. If you're ever in Helsinki the zoo is worth the visit...

Josh Harman says:

He does look extremely interested.

Appmek says:

"While no one has reported a missing phone..."

Mark Richey says:

If you give a monkey a Lumia, sooner or later he might win an Academy Award for documentary.

Spedez says:

I think the monkeys (also) are preferring Nokia Music +.

mohit9206 says:

Good.Now the monkey can use the offline Nokia Here Maps to find a way to get out of there and to his freedom !! Yay to offline maps.

Chris Yahya says:

This is OMNOMNOMNOM!!!!! Hey!!! A female monkey inside that pink box!!!

poiman says:

Damn! That must be my last week stolen red Lumia 920!

Bekkenes says:

Maybe its playing that fruit game where you chop things with your fingers

b3rni3703 says:

TAKE THAT GOOGLE!!!! lol