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Nokia CEO shuffle manipulated by investors claims Finnish paper [Update: Nokia comment]

Nokia CEO shuffle manipulated by investors claims Finnish paper [Update: Nokia comment]

Stephen Elop's selection as the new Nokia CEO in 2010 - and long-time smartphone chief Anssi Vanjoki's departure from the company - may have been the result of a a power play by American investors, according to a new leak. Finnish paper Kauppalehti claims that Nokia board chaiman Jorma Ollila had intended to promote Vanjoki to the CEO role, but just weeks before was told by US investors that he had to pick a different candidate.

Update: Nokia comment after the cut

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Nokia Windows Phone 7 phones in Q2 2011 tips insider [Updated]

Nokia Windows Phone 7 phones in Q2 2011 tips insider [Updated]

Like the Verizon iPhone, there are some tech industry rumors that simply refuse to die, and today it's the turn of Nokia and a potential Windows Phone 7 device that's getting raked over the coals once more. Notorious insider - and not known for his love of the Finnish cellphone company - Eldar Murtazin claims that Microsoft and Nokia have been holding ongoing talks regarding a Nokia-branded Windows Phone 7 smartphone range.

Updated with Nokia comment after the cut

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Nokia announce Q3 finances; roll Symbian^3 and ^4 into “one constantly evolving” platform

Nokia announce Q3 finances; roll Symbian^3 and ^4 into “one constantly evolving” platform

Nokia has announced its Q3 2010 financial results, with device sales up 4-percent year-on-year to €7.2bn and smartphone shipment volumes up 61-percent and 10-percent sequentially.  Net sales were €10.3bn, up 5-percent year-on-year and 3-percent sequentially.  Meanwhile the company has announced that it is abandoning its Symbian^3 and Symbian^4 nomenclature, and will instead be introducing the updates planned for the ^4 platform as ongoing improvements to the existing OS.  "It will be one constantly evolving and constantly improving platform" the company says, "we will no longer be talking about Symbian^3 or Symbian^4 at all".

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Nokia’s pre-emptive iPhone alternative axed in 2004 claims frustrated ex-manager

Nokia’s pre-emptive iPhone alternative axed in 2004 claims frustrated ex-manager

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but there'll still be red faces all round in Helsinki after it's revealed that Nokia could've pre-empted the iPhone - at least in terms of hardware - several years before the Apple smartphone hit the market.  Ex-Nokia manager Ari Hakkarainen has been talking to the NYTimes, and claims the company demonstrated a big-display, full-touchscreen smartphone to business customers back in 2004, but that development was axed over fears of the project's cost.  Meanwhile, Nokia execs supposedly rejected proposals for an App Store like online software marketplace in the same year.

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Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 as third OS strategy?

Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 as third OS strategy?

With both Nokia fans and analysts crying out for the Finnish company to ditch Symbian, we've usually heard Android put forward as the obvious choice for its replacement.  However, according to VentureBeat's "trusted source", we should actually be looking to Microsoft instead.  They've heard that Nokia is "likely to use Windows Phone 7 as an additional platform," along with that the company's board has given new CEO Stephen Elop broad-ranging powers to change previously set-in-stone OS decisions.

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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."

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