WSJ: Nokia searching for new CEO

WSJ: Nokia searching for new CEO

Summary: A report that Nokia is searching for a new CEO comes as little surprise, given the company's struggles to gain traction in the smartphone game.

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Nokia, the world's leading mobile phone maker but a struggling company when it comes to gaining traction in the newer smartphone market, is in search of a new CEO, according to a Wall Street Journal report today.

The WSJ, citing unnamed sources, said that the company's board of directors is "serious about making a change." For current CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, who joined the company the year before the iPhone was introduced by Apple, it's been a rough year. Since May, there's been some reshuffling of upper management, lowered profit warnings, and a delay to a new version of the Symbian OS.

Nokia may have the lead in mobile phone sales but the likes of Google with its Android OS and Apple with its iOS4 have gotten ahead of Nokia in the smartphone game - and continue to rise. If a company like Nokia is lookng to get back in the game, then it needs something fresh and different - something that can divert some consumer attention away from iPhone and Android.

Topics: Operating Systems, CXO, Hardware, Mobility, Nokia, Smartphones, Software

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  • RE: WSJ: Nokia searching for new CEO

    then it needs something ftesh and different......<br><br>Dude, you type your keyboard too fast. <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/grin.gif" alt="grin">
    Lghost
  • RE: WSJ: Nokia searching for new CEO

    They have something set to come out. The N8! What they need is better relations with carriers in the US so that their products are more available. Because if you look at their specs, especially for the N8, they are by far ahead of the game.
    mgrubb@...
  • RE: WSJ: Nokia searching for new CEO

    @mgrubb@... Not if you don't hold it right. :-)
    ITOdeed
  • RE: WSJ: Nokia searching for new CEO

    I side w/"mgrubb~": I've owned many cells. The last 2 have been the N73 & E63(currently). Extremely reliable, great feature set, very intuitive, STONE reliable. Sure, no "huge" form factor with a huge screen that is a bigger target for damage(by the way, the keyboards on cellphones don't go away if the screen is compromised(iPhone & the coat-tailers). I will continue to purchase Nokias exclusively. -Frank, Elect. Engineer. Oh, "Leong~", be more constructive and pertinent. By the way, more acceptable phrasing: "Dude, you type too fast [on] your keyboard." Get a life and grow-up.
    Frank Keller
    • RE: WSJ: Nokia searching for new CEO

      @Frank Keller Yeah~thanks for the lessons. :D
      By the way, to support your comment, back to high school time, my friend used to take an experiment to with Nokia phones, they drop NGage from 1st floor. Guess what happened? My friend said : "it just a scratch" ~
      Lghost