What a feeling as Nokia employees randomly break into song and dance

If you’ve ever stuck around Nokia’s “booth” at Mobile World Congress you’ll know it’s actually quite massive (we’ll have photos later).  The area is open during the convention where analysts and weary journalists can relax, have some coffee and get work done.

As tradition, every few hours the Nokia ringtone will blare across the speakers and the Nokia employees working the floor will break out into song and dance. It’s hilarious. It’s entertaining and we kind of love Nokia for bringing levity to an otherwise unexciting day.

So tune in and sing along to Irene Cara’s “What A Feeling (Flashdance)”. You can just follow the giant Lumia in the back if you don’t know the lyrics. (And yes, this was recorded on a Lumia 920).

Daniel Rubino
Editor-in-chief

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

29 Comments
  • Lolz. Very nice. Despite still being in dire straits, Nokia is still showing a level of festivity and can break even the most boring moment of monotony. Wow, I said a mouthful! ;-)
  • Dire strights? Nokia is doing rather well on the road to recovery. Nokia stock is currently a buy. The company is still holding billions. they have made all the right moves to regain stability. they are no longer bleeding funds. so dire straights no recovering yes.
  • @jabtano: They are doing well in recovery, but to me they're still not out of the woods yet. Things can still happen between now and the future.
  • Sounds like my job. We like to break out into song and dance every couple of hours.
  • haha, looks fun!
  • Must be like the surface pro ads lol fun
  • The first thing I thought after reading the title was Harlem Shake. 
  •   Harlem Shake - Nokia Music UK
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeG_GCiV65g
    :-D
  • Awesome! Very cool that they have fun... I bet you don't see that next door at the Motorola booth...
  • I would be looking for another job if my employer made me do this.
  • Amen to that.
  • The overwhelming majority of Nokia employees that i have met have nothing but good things to say about the company. "Awesome" is the word most used, so...
  • As an ex Nokia employee, I have nothing but love and support for a company that treats its employees the way they have.  There has been tough times but how they have handled them shows why most Nokians will always bleed Blue.
  • Maybe Nokia just lets them do whatever.
  • Hi Evilrobot! We love doing this! Greetings from the show floor.
    Those who don't want to (or can) sing or dance don't have to - it's completely voluntary!
    With a big happy smile :-)
    Bjorn from Nokia.
  • actually I wished this was not shot by the 920.. Let's hope it was just the youtube doing it's thing :)
  • And here I thought Dan would be mortified by people breaking out into song and dance.
  • Dan only does the Cat Daddy dance.
  • OMG I would've joined in had I been there! I hope you WPCentral guys did over there!
  • nice. hope i was there to see that myself
  • I remember working as a Mechanic around 1992, everytime the Chilli Peppers song, Under the Bridge was on the Radio, the whole Shop song... Good times....  Girls loved it.
    On the video, WTH did you use, no way that was a Nokia 920..
  • Love the typical pony tailed sound 'engineer' in the foreground doing his very best to look important.. Having been in the business I still chuckle at these. ;)
     
    From the looks of the board he's using Nokia paid way too much for sound..
     
  • Should of done the Harlem shake
  • This is real. Harlem is fake
  • No matter how good they can be nobody will ever, ever beat Steve Ballmer dancing on stage.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EHCRimwRGLs
     
  • LOL. I just burst out laughing in class just now. Thanks for that. I've never seen this before, when did this take place?
  • That's funny.
  • I would wish that they danced to Harlem Shake instead, but with +40,000 videos already on Youtube involving the song, it would be pretty pointless.
  • At least it was NOT the harlem shake... so sick and tired of that.