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Nokia Slaps HTC in the Face With 'Survival Kits'

Nokia and HTC both held press events in London this week. Nokia announced three new phones at Nokia World while HTC announced the launch of the Desire Z and the Desire HD. However, it seems Nokia was a little less than pleased with HTC for scheduling a press event during Nokia World and the Espoo company wasn't shy about broadcasting that fact.

Today during HTC's press event, Nokia reps showed up with giant red helium balloons that read, "I know where I'm going with Ovi Maps." However, Nokia didn't stop at balloons. The company also handed out 'HTC Press Conference Survival Kits' to people leaving Nokia World for the HTC event. Inside was a "not very exciting" HTC sandwich (ham, tomato and cheese), along with ear plugs and an eyemask for taking naps, a giant Nokia foam finger for asking questions, an energy bar and a couple of other bits and bobs to try and remind journalists what was going on across town.

No word on whether or not HTC has retaliated, HTC supposedly said that they had planned to have their event yesterday, but when they realized Nokia World was kicking off that day, they rescheduled for today so announcements wouldn't clash. 

*Images via Gizmodo