Nokia Says Glowing Review of Its Own Phone Wasn't Really a Review

Mocked by bloggers, brand recasts writeup as a 'hands-on'

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Nokia became a bit of a laughingstock among tech bloggers yesterday, when the brand published a glowing review of its own phone, the Nokia Lumia 620, on its own blog, “Conversations by Nokia.” “It's like Coke saying Coke Zero is a really good soda, or communism getting five stars from Mao,” noted Gizmodo’s Mario Aguilar. The praise-slathered writeup by Nokia staff writer Adam Fraser, who closed by calling the phone “an affordable, attractive, fully functional package,” generated dozens of comments mocking Nokia for what appeared to be a desperate attempt at positive early buzz for the device.

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