Microsoft has stated that they will not be naming a new CEO in 2013, defying speculation that the board wanted to make the announcement before the end of the year. The announcement came via a post on the official Microsoft blog by John W. Thompson, a member of Microsoft’s board of directors.
John Thompson said that the company has filtered its list of candidates from 100 to 20 to a smaller, though unspecified, number.
According to the Guardian, Thompson further said that as the list of potential successors has been narrowed and they have done deeper research, which is expected to be [...]
Microsoft’s Acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services will also result in the end of tenure for Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. After the completion of the deal, CEO Stephen Elop is to step down to become Executive VP of Devices & Services, and should join Microsoft (If he choses to do so).
The shift in rank should minimize any perceived conflict of interest during Elop’s transition: Nokia says.
Chairman of the Board Risto Siilasmaa will assume an interim CEO position while the company looks for a permanent replacement for Elop. Meanwhile, key Nokia executives Jo Harlow, Chris Weber, Juha Putkiranta and Timo Toikkanen are also expected to follow Elop to [...]
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop decided to have some fun at a Finnish TV show, and what better way to entertain the audience than throwing the host’s phone on the floor?! Even better when the phone in question is an iPhone!
Stephen Elop faced some tough questions from a Finnish TV presenter this week, focusing on the upcoming Lumia 928 handset. In a show aired on commercial TV station MTV3 in Finland, Elop is repeatedly questioned about when the company plans to introduce its Lumia 928 Verizon flagship handset. Elop claims he doesn’t know what the Lumia 928 is because the company hasn’t announced it, before [...]
Long gone are the times when this legend ruled the streets, Nokia had the major chunk of the market share for 14 years in a row. With over 27% of the total market size cap, Nokia dictated terms of the trade and decided future technology along the lines of mobile telephony.
More than seven years before Apple rolled out the iPhone, the Nokia design team showed to the top executives a phone with a color touch screen set above a single button. The device was shown locating a restaurant, playing a racing game and ordering lipstick. In the late 1990s, Nokia secretly developed [...]
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has confirmed that the company will bring its pride Windows Phone Devices AKA “Lumia” Series to the Chinese waters later this month. No specifics on the models available , but looks like China will get Lumia 900 Global, 800 and 710 at first followed by the 610 later this year. Both China Telecom and China Unicom are said to be partners with Nokia for the upcoming launch.
Nokia CEO seems to have retracted his earlier statement regarding the ups of the Google’s planned takeover of Motorola Mobility. At a seminar in Helsinki the Finnish CEO quoted some misdirects at Android device manufacturers, stating that the road ahead is bumpy if the takeover goes through as planned.
If I happened to be someone who was an Android manufacturer or an operator, or anyone with a stake in that environment, I would be picking up my phone and calling certain executives at Google and say ‘I see signs of danger ahead,The very first reaction I had was very clearly the importance of the third ecosystem and the importance of the [...]
Nokia recently announced the N9 with MeeGo and at the event, CEO Stephen Elop wanted to showcase a device to please the developers. He asked them to put their cameras away and not take pictures of the device, but who listens to CEOs anyway? Check out the new SeaRay!
Its the first Windows Phone 7 from Nokia and it runs [...]
Nokia has officially announced and Launched the new Nokia x1-01 as a part of the series of dual sim phones,as promised by Stephen Elop during the MS- NOKIA announcement. The ‘Dual-Standby’ part means that you can always receive notification of calls and messages on each account – rather than having to switch your SIM cards on and off.
The device offers support for up to 16GB of storage using the SD card slot . It offers an FM radio and also an MP3 music player with dedicated music keys and one-click creation of a favourite playlist. The 3.5mm AV jack can be used to plug the output into headphones or even louder speakers. The Nokia X1-01 also has a flashlight on the [...]
Nokia has officially announced and Launched the new Nokia C2 as a part of the series of dual sim phones,as promised by Stephen Elop during the MS- NOKIA announcement. With the target firmly set in the developing world, the Nokia C2 offers the possibility of having one handset running two SIM cards simultaneously.
The Nokia C2 can keep both SIM cards active; meaning calls and text messages can come to either number while the phone is on. The first SIM card on the Nokia C2 sits underneath the battery. The second SIM card is ‘hot-swappable’, a feature unique to Nokia, meaning it can be removed and inserted when the phone is on. The fact that the new Nokia C2 will allow [...]
There is enough controversy and enough chatter, about the new alliance which is all set to change the cellphone giant’s face in front of the world. But, as a shocker : Stephen Elop in a conversation with a Finnish journalist on Friday said he was “convinced” of the fact that a “very low price point could be reached, very quickly”.
In Nokia’s golden years, the company was known for dropping old technology for new, high price for low, and innovation over boredom. If Nokia wants all that back they need to go retro and follow the same philosophy.
Nokia was announcing its Microsoft alliance at the Mobile World Congress today, and in a Q&A session related to Symbian the Company’s CEO Stephen Elop Said
“We have fresh new products [on the low end] that we’re introducing into the Indian market that have features like dual-SIM.”
That means Nokia doesn’t essentially want to get rid of Symbian altogether but use it in budget phones, that will target the India’n market especially.
This is possibly the only thing Nokia needs to revive its standing in our country, as a mass market product, the masses are in for Dual Sim phones! The interesting thing to see however is [...]
Nokia and Microsoft have finally Announced Nokia – Windows Phone 7 devices. But in this “Strategic Alliance” a lot more is going down, namely linkages in Bing, Xbox Live and Office products.
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Nokia and Microsoft Announce Plans for a Broad Strategic Partnership to Build a New Global Mobile Ecosystem Companies plan to combine assets and develop innovative mobile products on an unprecedented scale.
LONDON – Feb. 11, 2011 – Nokia and Microsoft today announced plans to form a broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global [...]