On his first day as an Executive VP of Microsoft Devices, Stephen Elop sat down for a forty minute open chat session. During the time, Elop reflected on his past at Nokia, the present “identity crisis” which dwells on Nokia and Microsoft following the successful acquisition of the former's mobile business, and the future of both companies as one.
We also sat down and picked the former Nokia CEO's most interesting answers. In short, Elop feels no remorse for his tenure at the Finnish company, confirmed that “work is underway” on coming up with a new smartphone brand, and admitted his favorite Lumia phone is the upcoming 930. Nothing groundbreaking, but we definitely appreciate the insight.
On the rumors and uncertainty surrounding the Nokia trademark post-Microsoft merger:
On whether Nokia will continue to innovate mobile technology as it did with the Lumia line:
On the future of the much hyped, and rather disappointing Nokia X line:
On when will we get the first Microsoft branded smartphone and more branding issues:
On the future of Nokia Mixradio, Nokia TV, Nokia Camera apps, and other Nokia apps in Lumia phones:
On Elop's favorite Windows Phone apps:
Asked bluntly whether Nokia phones running Android is a good idea:
On whether he has any regrets after serving as Nokia's CEO:
On the possibility of Microsoft products becoming as colorful as Lumia devices:
On being accused of "killing Nokia":
On his favorite Lumia phone:
On being "awarded" a Microsoft Trojan at Nokia:
On adding more languages to the WP 8.1 swipe keyboard:
source: Nokia Conversations