Nokia's Tero Ojanperä leaving to work on the Vision+ Windows Phone apps project

Nokia's CTO Tero Ojanperä leaving to work on the Vision+ Windows Phone apps project
Nokia's Tero Ojanperä, who had been with the company more than twenty years, is now leaving to work on a new venture fund. The Vision+ Windows Phone apps project is receiving seed money from Nokia to attract developers who will create apps for "Nokia supported platforms, especially for the Windows Phone platform”.

Vision+ will also dabble in some other hip activities like renewable energy, clean water and a mission to Mars (ok, we made the last one up), but the main purpose of its existence seems to be spearheading Windows Phone 3rd party software development for now, which will undoubtedly help Nokia in the longer term.

Tero Ojanperä will step down at the end of September. "The new responsibilities at Vision + are a great opportunity to take advantage of my diverse experience in the industry, with Nokia's various functions and development of mobile communities. I am very excited about the opportunity to help developers and businesses", he comments.

Largely credited with the creation of Nokia's Ovi Store for Symbian apps, Tero Ojanperä will be a managing partner in the new model that the fund will apply - financing will come from developers themselves and clearly defined business projects with immediate opportunities for commercialization and a marketing backup.

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