Steve Jobs' words got Mark Squires' blood pressure rising...
Apple's claim on Wednesday that it's now the world's 'largest mobile devices company' was calculated to raise hackles at its rivals - and Nokia has now responded.
Writing on the company's Conversations blog, Nokia's head of social media Mark Squires responds, saying coverage of Steve Jobs' claim has got "my blood pressure rising to what my doctor is prone to call an ‘unreasonable level for a man of your years/weight/physical condition’."
He's pointed to two articles suggesting that Nokia is still bigger than Apple "when you use a generally accepted and stable definition of mobile devices (i.e. not a laptop, etc)".
"The difference between the two companies is even larger if you use the more common measure: the number of devices sold," blogs Squires.
"By that comparison, Nokia has been the largest mobile devices company in the world for a dozen consecutive years."
The two companies may be suing each other over alleged patent infringement, but the fact that Nokia is taking the battle to the blogosphere shows it won't give up its top dog status without a fight.
If only Steve Jobs was on Twitter to reply...