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Nokia executive who drafted the partnership with Microsoft quits

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Nokia executive who drafted the partnership with Microsoft quits
Steven Overman, Nokia’s Vice-President of Global Branding Strategy and Marketing Strategy has resigned. Mr. Overman co-wrote the landmark agreement that would partner Microsoft and Nokia. He also played a leading role in the launch of the Lumia series of Windows Phone devices. Nokia’s Asha line of affordable devices was also part of Overman’s sphere of influence.

The branding strategy encompassed everything from creation and planning to implementing the advertising and social networking initiatives.

There is no word on where Mr. Overman may be moving on to (assuming he has another job lined up), but a Nokia spokesman has reportedly shared that his departure was “amicable.” There has been no shortage of debate over Nokia’s decision to go with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, but there is little debate about the quality of the hardware that Nokia has been producing with the Lumia line.

Nokia’s worldwide smartphone shipments have markedly increased over the past two quarters, 4.4 million in the fourth quarter 2012 and 5.6 million in the first quarter of this year. However, sales in North America have dropped during that same period. With these mixed indicators, Nokia continues to face challenges.

source: BGR

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posted on 25 Apr 2013, 18:18 8

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6505; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Geuss hes tired of all the b.s. and the hardware not selling as well as he thought. Wish him best of luck

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 18:19 20

3. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Windows phones can't compete with android, they are way to far behind right now.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 18:28 8

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


That's right, well said and agree™

For the past 8 years they are trying and spending billions, but getting no where!

What a pathetic platform and brand it is now™

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:11 11

25. bintheham (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Your name says it all.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:19

27. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW6h0viqNSA

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 02:07 3

38. SIGPRO (Posts: 447; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Hey Sharukh Khan wannabe, please stop trolling!
I know you used a Nokia phone before so STFU!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:45 17

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3478; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


guess, he find job in mcdonald as cashier.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 22:12 3

34. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Oh so you want him to supervise you...:). Seriously this guy destroyed Nokia. I mean Nokia's hardware is still competitive... but Windows phone is just horrendous...

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 22:31 2

35. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What do you mean? This guy helped Nokia.

The Nokia’s Asha line of affordable devices was also part of Overman’s sphere of influence.

Think about those poor peoples who can't afford a smartphone! Poor peoples buy the lovely Asha, medium and rich peoples buy Lumia!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 12:07

44. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


This guy should be publicly stoned.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:14 14

12. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Nokia just posted their Q1 results, and Lumia sales grew 27 percent on the quarter. I know you people can't help acting like ignorant WP hating savages, but at least try and back up your lies with real numbers...

Oh wait, you can't, because Lumia smartphones sales are rapidly growing! You doorknobs need a wake up call ;o)

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:31 3

20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Well it will only be Q1 that it grew to 27%, Q2 will be a big fall down south, cause S4 and Htc One launch will over-take all sales, leaving it in the dust.

It's 2013 Q2, why the hell would users will wanting or will be buying this 2012 spec phone?

The L928 won't be lifting sales, cause i remember Nokia made the Lumia Batman Dark rises series, and that was a ™FAIL™ what diffrence will this make......?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:35 5

21. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 294; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Dude, you need to do a little more research and read things more carefully before you start calling people out as liars. Specifically, what are these lies you speak of?

Yes they're up 27% in sales worldwide for Q1, but that's just for Lumina devices. They have lots of other devices that aren't selling, and Lumina is not floating their boat. The operating loss they posted isn't nearly as bad as it's been in the past so perhaps that can be looked at as good news, but it's still a loss. And North American sales have indeed declined down to 400k from 700k the previous quarter.

So again, what are these lies you speak of?

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 03:09

49. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Nokia only lost about 180 million US this past quarter. How is that so terrible? They have more than five billion in the bank, and Lumia device sales are exploding...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 12:14

45. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Where I'm at, for every two WP Nokia's sold, one gets returned. 50/50 take-rate in this industry is horrid.

That's a fact, those are your statistics.

Nokia should've stuck with MeeGo.

Microsoft has a horses**t track record with mobile, and it will continue. My 710 not getting the update proved it for the umpteenth time.

I love Nokia, but I'll never run another one as long as it has a Microsoft OS on it.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 18:19 12

2. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Nokia please make a lumia with snapdragon 800 phone running android 4.2 now that he is gone :D

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:46 10

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3478; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


dream phone for all

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:23 6

19. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Please leave that Lumia out, and call or make it an Nseries device with S800 Cpu™

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:45 7

22. Shrihari (Posts: 79; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


untill unless Nokia doesn't kick elop out of the company there will be no android devices from nokia and no magical success for nokia...they are bound now to take the hard way

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:04 1

6. FlushGordon (unregistered)


THE blunder of the century....

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:09 2

8. dangchitrung (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Spy spotted?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:16 14

14. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Troll is a paid WP8 basher, who isn't worth the money. He has no credibility...

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:17 14

16. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 771; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


WOWWW a Nokia/Microsoft article... Android users attack!!!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:54 7

24. Jyakotu (Posts: 821; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Windows Phone is doing a hell of a lot better than other OSes, that's for sure. Nokia has been smart and has created brand recognition due to being THE OEM to have when it comes to owning a Windows Phone. Nokia has been creating great hardware and amazing exclusive apps for their Lumia (and other) Windows Phones. Samsung is dominating Android and HTC is struggling to make profit with both Android and WP. Nokia would be shafted if they made an Android device, let's be real.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:23 3

30. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


"Nokia would be shafted if they made an Android device"
WHY???

Let's be real! Even with that limited OS that is WP8 they have sold millions of devices, just imagine how the situation would have been with Android with all its possibilities and features.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:39 5

33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Look at the Nokia N9™

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 00:22 3

37. VLaRueC (Posts: 118; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Voice command calling on my Lumia 920 is twice as fast as any off my Android based alternatives. Fact. This guy leaving Nokia just means new talent is in the wings and things are only going to improve!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:47

40. boosook (Posts: 1009; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I'd be curious to know which are your android based alternatives, because the 920 is the best of wp phones, so you should compare it to the best android phones, like Nexus 4, GS3 and so on. Are you doing this? Or are you doing like 99% of people who say that android lags because they compare a $700 iphone to a $199 android forgetting the difference in price?

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 08:31

41. VLaRueC (Posts: 118; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


GS3 (VZ) and HTC One (ATT). Do I get some credibility now?

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 08:33 3

42. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


If u compare $150 wp8 phone(lumia 520) it will still be smoother than GS3

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:34 1

43. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


WP8 still runs faster and smoother on the 920 than the the latest OS version for the highest end Android flagship (S4). Microsoft simply did a better job of coding than did Google, and the OS is sleek and fast, even if it does lack certain features...

There are some things about Android which I like, but each of the different OS's has something unique and wonderful to offer, even the loathed iOS platform (heh).

The haters and bashers don't really like technology at all, and some of them are actually paid to be critical. It's kind of sad to see review sites like PhoneArena are infested with these fraudsters who like to use multiple accounts, and even ip spoofing, to do their dirty work...

Anyway, I'm glad there will be some real competition. Android and Apple made for a boring duopoly, and BBRY might even survive too, which should make things even more interesting. Best to keep an open mind and see what's on the horizon - glasses, watches, and who knows what next :o)

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:05

39. Kriksis (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


He didn't made the decision about joining with Microsoft, he made the contract (the legal document of partnership) afterwards...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 15:24

46. Sankyaku (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


I was so excited to get my Nokia Lumia 920 in yellow; I do like the interface of WP8 but its lack of features really hinder it. Its more boring than iOS. And I am not an android fan boy my first and only android was Samsung Galaxy Note.

I would like to see Nokia use Ubuntu or go back to Meego.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 22:22

48. VLaRueC (Posts: 118; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


What features? Saying it lacks features isn't making your post credible in any way.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 20:10

47. papss (unregistered)


Coming from android I can't see myself ever allowing myself to have android other than my number 2 phone..I simply prefer WP8 to all other OS.

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