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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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Even monkeys in Finland enjoy using Windows Phones

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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"

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

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 ;-)

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.

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

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...

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.