It's CEO change time at Jolla once again

It's CEO change time at Jolla once again
If you are one of our numerous regular readers, then you probably know the story of Jolla - the smartphone company founded by some Nokia ex-employees. We've covered pretty much every story about Jolla so far, because, well, let's just say that new enterprises should be helped out.

Jolla has adopted MeeGo as its main smartphone of choice, and is developing its own Sailfish OS UI to build on top of the MeeGo base. And while the company is still looking to release its first phone by the end of the year, we've just witnessed another CEO swap for the company. Originally, Jolla was headed by Jussi Hurmola, but it was eventually decided that it'd be better for the company if Hurmola focused his efforts on creating Sailfish OS, and so the CEO title was given to Marc Dillon. However, as of May 6, Dillon will no longer be CEO, because he's going to... focus his efforts on software development! You know, one thing we like about this company is that software development does seem to be one of its top priorities!

The new, and third CEO of Jolla is called Tomi Pienimäki, and this time he's less likely to swap his position for a comfy chair in the dev team, as he's said to be proficient in operations, logistics, management and so on. Let's wish Mr. Pienimäki luck!

Jussi Hurmola

Jussi Hurmola

Marc Dillon

Marc Dillon

Tomi Pienimäki

Tomi Pienimäki


via: GigaOm

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20 Comments

1. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Hope Nokia will come back to Jolla, 'cause WP is not good.

5. Siaw_Yong

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 09, 2012

Nokia doesn't need to comeback to Jolla, instead Nokia should make Jolla its second third choice in the smartphone category and the Jolla OS should be for mid-range price points

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

agree most of the part!! meego or sailfish OS is WAY BETTER THAN WP!!!! nokia should just hold on to its meego as their back up OS let it run on low end to high midrange! i cant wait for jolla's smartphone!! 05.25.13!! thats the date people!!!

6. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Dude, you should try WP8 phone. I am quite sure that you would change your opinnion.

14. TheBitterTruth unregistered

WP is good but the only major draw back is its eco system.

17. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I personally prefer the ecosystem to Google's ecosystem. I do use some Google services (YouTube, Blogger), but not many. I wouldn't say either ecosystem is technically superior in any way. It all comes down to personal preference.

2. mew7946510

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

Just hurry up and release some killer phones! You better not disappoint!

3. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Good luck jolla

4. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

goodluck jolla, its nokia plan b i think. . .

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@juandante... How do you go around campaigning WP is not good? Seriously, what did WP and Nokia do to you? Wait a minute, you're not one of those schmucks Samsung hired to bash HTC are you? For sure Troll is one of those hired by somebody.

8. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

We might see the N10 I hope so

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@xprimer... There is no plan B. Jolla will not last because the OS market is already saturated and well established. Look at it at a consumer standpoint.

11. Plesman

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I has a really good change to last, it's supported by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. If that's what the Chinese government want, it's going have lots of power behind it. Google: MeeGo’s ‘Saviour’ Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wish all the best to you, Jolla! Good luck!

20. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Why are you down voted is it wrong to wish good luck for people now ?

12. TheBitterTruth unregistered

HAIL JOLLA! MeeGo was the best UI !!!

13. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Release you phone ASAP!

15. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@plesman... Even though in china, still a big battle. Android and clones, Apple, and WP are there. I don't see them wiing battles in china.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

How bout showing or talking bout jolla phone instead of talking bout these greedy ceo's

18. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I am personally excited to see what Jolla can do with Sailfish. However, it seems like they need to move a little faster and actually get it on the market while WP is still small and the new Blackberry OS is still struggling to make headway.

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