Inside Nokia's headquarters: A photo tour

Inside Nokia's headquarters: A photo tour

Summary: From reindeer stew to a wall of Nokia's greatest hits, here's a look inside Nokia's global HQ, not far from the Finnish capital of Helsinki.

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  • Every move that Nokia makes is picked over by analysts and journalists across the globe, and scoured for an indication of the company's health and future prospects.

    But what's it like to be at the centre of it all?

    With a few hours to spare during a recent trip to Finland's Slush start-up conference, I decided pay a visit to Nokia's HQ in Espoo, a 15-minute drive from the country's capital of Helsinki - the headquarters the company has just decided to sell off.

    The HQ houses some 1,800 staff and has absorbed a few roles from Nokia sites that have been shut down in recent months, including Ruoholahti in Helsinki. A number of R&D roles from there have transferred to Espoo, including some that previously worked on Nokia's MeeGo efforts but now work on Windows Phone.

    Shown here, Nokia's vast and dimly lit foyer overlooks the Gulf of Finland, the body of water separating Finland from Estonia. It's 3pm in late November. 

  • A chessboard with no pieces

    The large chess table in the centre of the client waiting area lacks chess pieces, but there are four Lumia 920s on a stand to play with if you're bored. There are also copies of Helsinki's English newspaper and a current edition of The Economist.

Topics: Nokia, Mobility, EU

Liam Tung

About Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several publications.

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  • Re: arch phone display

    That's a mall kiosk they used to sell the Lumias in different parts of the world.
    WebSiteManager
    • Re: That's a mall kiosk they used to sell the Lumias

      How sad. The Asha alone would have brought in more than their entire Lumia effort to date.
      ldo17