Nokia refutes rumors that it’s leaving Finland

Nokia refutes rumors that it’s leaving Finland
Ever since Stephen Elop, the first non-Finn to become CEO of Nokia, left his position as president of Microsoft’s Business Division to join Nokia, there has been chatter that he may move the company to the United States.

With the company experiencing decline, then cutting thousands of jobs in Finland, the speculations did not seem that outlandish. For those that thought these events would cause Elop to considering moving the headquarters out of Finland, on Sunday, he put the kibosh on the rumors by saying, “As long as I am the CEO, the headquarters is in Espoo. That's our home, our sense of belonging.”

In other words, Nokia’s not going anywhere – geographically speaking.

source: Reuters



1. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Nuff Said! Period!

2. dunyfunny

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

we can not believe this chameleon guy. when he started as CEO in Nokia, he said our platform is burning; we will give up Symbian anymore. 4 months later in China he said we will support Symbian until 2016. One he commented MeeGO which is not survival of Nokia, 2 months later he said we will support it until 2014! 7 months ago he said our high end WP7 devices will be in market before Christmas period. Except medium end Lumia we could not see anything Where are they idiot Elop no sorry Flop:))))

3. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

As long as he is CEO of Nokia. Won't be too long since Microsoft is going to buy them out.

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I wonder what I was going to say in this comment? Oh well I for got now but it was going to be about me hoping Nokia succeeds. Just forgot my exact words...Dammit! Hate when that happens.

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I get that a lot of people don't like Elop. Really, I do. But the man has been fairly true to his word. He got the CEO position because he was dead honest with the Nokia big wigs about what he felt the problems were. He was hired due to that, not that it was a surprise he didn't feel Symbian wasn't the way to go. He was honest about Meego, which was already pretty far along when he got there. That it was a good idea that was not developed enough to offset the cost it would take to make it competitive against other OS that already were worldwide successes. That either streamlining Symbian or investing in Meego would have taken so much capital that profit would be impossible to make anytime soon. According to multiple sources, he gave Android a chance to get their business, but they would not meet any demand for special treatment. They would just be another Android OEM. Microsoft did. They needed Nokia. (By the way, most reports are really good on the first two models.). If the man says they are not selling to Microsoft and that they are no moving, I am willing to say they are not selling and are staying put. I am not putting any money on it, of course, but just willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

6. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

not too honest when he said he was not looking to sell Nokia and now it's looking like Microsoft is going to buy them. Elop is a trojan but at least he's a successful one.

7. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Where have you seen it ? Rumors only.

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Strange... I've never heard this rumor before about Nokia shifting. If Nokia got bought by Microsoft, i fear the worst.

9. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

WOW, what is the point of moving Nokia's HQ from Finland to USA ? To make it American ? Is this the real reason why Elop literally smothered Symbian ? Because it's not American in it's origin and US government has no control over its users ? FU

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

AS I said before Microsoft will not buy Nokia unless it is absolutely necessary because Nokia brand Windows smart phones are not selling well. Microsoft probably instead will give them billions to stay afloat until Windows smart phones take off. Microsoft does not like to be like apple in most cases who designs and makes their physical Product.I hope that if Microsoft does buy Nokia that they let remain in Finland so that they have an international company. Finland as a whole would like this and they could sell it back to the Finish People someday. do you folks think Nokia should be moved to America. I am an American and I do not think that this is needed.Like I said Microsoft needs to go international what better way to do this than leave Nokia there besides it is as expensive as hell to build and set up a phone factory here in the USA.

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