Nokia Asha 501 – A discussion with Stephen Elop

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“The N9 is back!” I exclaimed, when Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop asked some of us bloggers what our first thoughts of the Nokia Asha 501 were. “Doesn’t it feel good?” he said, and we all nodded in unison. Five minutes before that moment, it was a private room full of bloggers, eager to ask questions to the Chief of a company that just made the world know its effort to re-invent the affordable smartphone. What follows below is a summary of our discussion with Stephen Elop and what we learned from it.

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Nokia gets a new CEO Stephen Elop as Nokia veteran Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo leaves

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo who is currently the CEO of Nokia will quit from his position and exit the Nokia board on Sept 20 this year. Stephen Elop who is currently heading the Business Division of Microsoft will take up the role of President and CEO of Nokia on Sept 21.It’s kinda shocking to see that OPK is not even in the Nokia board anymore. He only has a non-executive capacity in the board of Nokia Siemens Networks. Looks like he was forced to quit to keep the shareholders happy. We were expecting a new Nokia CEO to be announced at Nokia World but it came in a bit early Continue reading “Nokia gets a new CEO Stephen Elop as Nokia veteran Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo leaves”

GigaOM interviews Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was recently interviewed by Om Malik of GigaOM

“You can’t really call it a mobile industry. Things are quite blurry. The Internet and mobile are converging and the PC and cell phone are merging,” said Kallasvuo Continue reading “GigaOM interviews Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo”