Another Nokia executive departs, MeeGo chief is done

Is anyone else around here getting tired of Nokia executives leaving the company? I think the OPK change at the top was warranted, if for no other reason than to give the perception of changes coming. I do not like seeing Anssi go though and today we hear from Engadget that Ari Jaaksi, VP of Nokia’s MeeGo Devices, has resigned. As some on Twitter have requested, will all Nokia executives who are thinking about leaving please resign now all at once so we can move on and reclaim the mind share needed to match the market share?

I am VERY satisfied with the Nokia N8 and cannot wait until my own pre-ordered unit arrives. I am likely going to pick up the Nokia N9 though too since I want to try out MeeGo and really like my Nokia N900 too. Eldar, yeah that guy, apparently has a N9 and has stated that the hardware is near perfect while the software needs works. Obviously the software needs work since it hasn’t been finished yet, but things are looking promising for a device that hasn’t even been announced yet. BTW, his N8 follow up when the software was more refined was quite positive, yet that wasn’t picked up by the major media outlets, was it?

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8 Comments to Another Nokia executive departs, MeeGo chief is done

David
October 5, 2010

I think this will continue into the new year, as Elop continues to establish a deep understanding of the corporate culture, and begins to make changes. It isn’t surprising to me that executives are leaving. In some cases, it’s a shame, but overall, I don’t think it’s surprising, or a bad sign. Rather, I think it’s indicative of the impact of the change at the top beginning to trickle down.

Shahryar
October 5, 2010

I’m trying out the N900 right now from @womworldnokia and it seems like a very capable phone but it just isn’t for me. I need a N8 with a good, physical keypad, when’s the N95 8gb getting updated?

Ricky Cadden
October 5, 2010

I’m definitely not tired of it. While I think some reports are exaggerated, I have contracted with Nokia and there are many, many folks in the ranks that don’t need to be there. Getting old blood out is a good thing, for two main reasons:

  1. It shows that Elop isn’t going to be pushed around, and the employees know that. Those that can’t deal with that are leaving voluntarily. I think it speaks a lot to what he’s done internally. It tells me, as an outsider, that he’s come in and said ‘look, if you don’t want to do it my way and be open to change, there’s the door.’

  2. It makes room for new hires who will bring fresh ideas and creativity.

I most definitely think we’ll continue to hear about this sort of stuff. I think what’s more important is to look at who’s sticking around (which is hard, I know, cause they’re not all public-facing).

I would also venture to say that we should keep tabs on which departments are losing their executives – those are most likely the ones that are going to be seeing the most change in the next 12-18 months.

Abdu
October 15, 2010

I’m not getting tired of it either, may be I am because the critical situation Nokia experience those days in and even outside US.

 So an other bad news is Nokia has a problem in India either  in a post in tech crunch website 

see link: According to IDC, Nokia is losing market share in India “

 But it doesn't mean Nokia is dying like the title of the post says, however it may think fast and react faster toward the market changes. and I do like share with you an other link for a post gives 10 Things Nokia Should Do in India (and Emerging Markets). I'm not agree with him in the all 10 things, anyway they are nice ideas and the writer want to help.

 Finally and back to the executives leaving Nokia.. It could be the wind of change that will help it to "get out" from that "bad" situation, and if they hire good staff they will bring new breath for challenging.
Abdu
October 15, 2010

I’m not getting tired of it either, maybe I am because of the critical situation Nokia experience those days in and even outside US. So another bad news is Nokia has a problem in India either, in a post in tech crunch website see link: “” http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/10/12/nokia-she-is-dying-in-india/ But it doesn’t mean that Nokia is dying like the title of the post says, however it may think fast and react faster toward the market changes. and I do like share with you another link for a post gives “10 Things Nokia Should Do in India (and Emerging Markets)” http://www.pluggd.in/nokia-strategy-in-india-and-emerging-markets-297/ I don’t agree with him in the all 10 things, anyway they are nice ideas and the writer want to help. Finally and back to the executives leaving Nokia, it could be the wind of change that will help it to “get out” from that “bad” situation, and if they hire good staff they will bring new breath for challenging.

Abdu
October 15, 2010

Sorry for repeating but something was wrong with the first comment, i don’t know if my browser isn’t compatible or something else… Thanks for considering

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