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A Week with the Nokia N8: Can Symbian Survive?

A Week with the Nokia N8: Can Symbian Survive?

I'm in London this week at Nokia World and it's a defining moment for Nokia. Last week Nokia announced their CEO's departure, and new CEO (and Microsoft alum) Stephen Elop. Nokia phones once defined state of the art and the S60 platform defined the modern smartphone era in 2002. Today, in a world dominated by news of the latest Android and iOS devices, Nokia looks to drive forward their relevance and innovation.

Among the plethora of news, one of the highlights is Nokia officially unveiling the N8, their flagship device for the Symbian^3 platform. I've been using one for the last week or so and I can safely say it's the best Symbian phone I've ever used. The question remains, though: is that good enough in today's competitive market?

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Nokia Board Chair Jorma Ollila reveals plans to step down in 2012

Nokia Board Chair Jorma Ollila reveals plans to step down in 2012

Nokia's high-profile shedding of top-level execs continues, with the company confirming that board chairman Jorma Ollila is considering stepping down sometime in 2012.  The news follows Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo's firing late last week from the position of CEO at Nokia - a position Ollila previously held, and was instrumental in elevating Kallasvuo to - together with smartphone lead Anssi Vanjoki's resignation announced this morning.

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Nokia smartphone chief Anssi Vanjoki quits on eve of Nokia World 2010

Nokia smartphone chief Anssi Vanjoki quits on eve of Nokia World 2010

Nokia World 2010 was meant to mark the Finnish company's return to form, but it's in serious danger of being overshadowed by reshuffling - forced and otherwise - of their top execs.  Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia EVP and current head of the firm's Mobile Solutions unit (responsible for smartphones and mobile computing devices) has resigned, stating that he feels "the time has come to seek new opportunities."

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo ousted as ex-Microsoft Stephen Elop steps in

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo ousted as ex-Microsoft Stephen Elop steps in

With Nokia World 2010 just days away, the Finnish company has announced that CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo has been replaced by ex-Microsoft Business head Stephen Elop.  The change - which will take place on September 21st - will also see Kallasvuo cede his position on the Nokia Board, though he will have his non-executive chair of the Nokia Siemens Networks board and a €4.6m severance package to cheer him up.

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