Interim CEO talks Nokia future
0. phoneArena 11 Sep 2013, 04:00 posted on
Risto Siilasmaa, the chairman of the board at Nokia, and currently it's interim CEO, has decided that it is time to share what he sees the future holding for the Finnish company, and how he hopes to steer the ship in that direction...
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1. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
They could still make phones again eventually. Without the Lumia and Asha team, however, I\'m not sure how to feel if that happens.
12. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
what if plan b was to sell their struggling mobile division and cut ties with microsoft, then let former nokia employees set up their own businesses. then after 2015 they can buy jolla and newkia and get into mobile phones again
2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 885; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Even though it's sad to see them leave the handset business I'm hoping they thrive with a proper CEO and good business strategy.
3. omacmagic (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I\'m familiar with Nokia as a phone maker and that\'s all I care about, not here maps or Nokia\'s solution and Networks business. Sad day for what once was a great
phone manufacturer company.
4. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
Please make Android devices...... ;(
19. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Time will come for sure dude............wait we will see Nokia Android
5. MONUQ (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Will get my hand on Nokia Phone again in 2024 definitely...
But till then I think i will switch to another os....
Simply because MS is pretending to Be another Apple Co.
Updates are late , basic features are part on half year updates and so on....
MS is best for windows and they are making bad impression with WP os.....
No problem with less apps though in WP store...but the Limitations in build os is creepy and they have a add tons of features.....
till then Waiting...
9. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)
They don't want to return to cell phone business.
6. sks1969 (Posts: 90; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)
We have to console ourselves with Nokia\'s name being involved with Here and the mobile network infrastucture. From a end consumer perspective, it seems to be more or less done. I think Nokia will reinvent itself like how it moved from rubber to network communication. I would like to see something in materials, nano tech etc... Everyone who makes a consumer device has to pay Nokia royalties for Eg a waterproof coating, or a morph-able design, power and so on...
Best of Luck Nokia. Your heritage will stay with you. Hope to see you big soon..
7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2249; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Not sad at all.. with microsoft owning nokia phone\'s division, there ain\'t no more middle man, no hold backs or anything... should see some good stuff coming :)
8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2249; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
??? PA what\'s with the (\\\\\\\\\\\\\\)?
21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Bad QA/QC of their latest software release.
10. jsdechavez (Posts: 727; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Nokia should continue the innovations on Research and Development..
15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I agree with you, but for that need more money.
24. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
They're getting $5 billion just for the sale of the Devices and Services divisions, plus ongoing royalties for the patents they hold (the other $2.2 billion for now)
11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 978; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
This is great news for the mobile industry as it means Nokia will still continue to contribute their great work in Mapping, networks and other core areas. It sucks that we I'll never see another Nokia smartphone, indeed, but at least we will get bits of other things from them.
13. supa_dupa (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
\"Nokia\" and \"future\" in one and the same sentence...?
23. Commentator (Posts: 3665; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well, since the company's been around for well over a hundred years, why would you think it has no future? What, you think they're going to fail with Nokia-Siemens Network, HERE, and Advanced Technologies? If anything, selling Devices and Services made them more focused on what their long-term mission really is.
It's easy to think that the only companies that exist in the world are handset manufacturers, but there actually ARE other ones. For example: Burger King doesn't make smartphones, they make "food."
14. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I really hope MS delivers truly innovative handsets to the market
18. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3714; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Who knows Nokia without mobile phones? Very less.
25. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1524; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Microsoft it self probably knows that it cannot be another Apple or IBM but it will definitely have in the market place Microsoft branded Tablets, Smartphones, Notebooks and maybe a special signature PC. Microsoft's OEM's now know that Microsoft is now in the game I think they will still make Windows PC's and Windows 8.1 Business oriented tablets but I think MS OEM's may decide not to make windows smart phones. Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's smart phone assets may have already killed MS's OEM's desire to make Windows smart phones. maybe that's not a bad thing some of Microsoft's OEM's never did make them well enough to make People want to buy them.
26. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1524; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Microsoft folks has to get to making tablets because more and more homes are going to have at least 2 tablets Microsoft has to get some share of the
tablet market place even it's a small one because PC sales will take a drastic fall in sales because of tablets usage. in the End Microsoft's Enterprise business will keep it alive but despite some of Microsoft's investors wanting Microsoft to just deal with the Enterprise Microsoft is right it must have other business ventures to stay healthy and relevant.