And now, the company’s vice president of product marketing heading the Lumia smarthpone strategy, Ilari Nurmi, has left Nokia. Nurmi confirmed this in an email sent out to to Reuters, but didn’t specify the reason for his leaving.
Was he fired, or was it discontent with what was going on at Nokia? We don’t know, but what we do know is that the success of the new Lumia smartphones is crucial for the Finnish phone maker.
The company adopted Windows Phone as its main smartphone platform in early 2011, and since then has been in free fall. Releasing the first Windows Phone devices in the Lumia series brought little consolation as users weren’t buying them as Nokia had hoped for.
Lastly, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform started to lose market share again in August, after peaking at around 4% of the smartphone market in May 2012.