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Vanjoki is to leave Nokia as Elop hired

first_imgMonday 13 September 2010 7:55 pm Vanjoki is to leave Nokia as Elop hired ANSSI Vanjoki, the Nokia executive in charge of smartphones and services, is resigning following the appointment of outsider Stephen Elop as chief executive of the world’s biggest cellphone maker.Vanjoki, who joined Nokia in 1991 and has been head of Mobile Solutions since 2008, has a six-month notice period and will continue with his current tasks for the time being, Nokia said in a statement yesterday.“I felt the time has come to seek new opportunities in my life,” said Vanjoki, an outspoken and respected figure in the mobile phone industry who was considered the most likely internal candidate to replace chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.“This marks the end of an era at Nokia and could signal further management changes to follow,” UK-based telecoms research firm CCS Insight said in a note.Vanjoki heads Nokia’s high-end phones and services businesses, the area in which the Finnish firm is under most pressure to compete with Apple’s iPhone and more recent hit models like Motorola’s Droid in the United States.He was responsible for Nokia’s Nseries, which included the N95 smartphone that was a hit in 2006. Nokia has not produced another smartphone as popular since then.Vanjoki said he was still looking forward to Nokia World, the company’s annual showcase event, where he is due to give the opening keynote today. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldJoe DiMaggio’s Mob Ties Will Totally Transform Your Opinion Of The StarElite HeraldTips and TricksWrap your feet in aluminium foil and a few hours later you will have this resultTips and TricksUrbanAuntyAt 99 Years Old, She’s One Of The World’s Oldest Living CelebritiesUrbanAuntyLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact BrazilBetterBeUse Vinegar For These Home Hacks, Watch What HappensBetterBealldelishHere is what happens to your body when you start eating 2 eggs every dayalldelish More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼center_img KCS-content whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more