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Nokia vice-president leaves company for unknown reasons | The Money Times

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Nokia vice-president leaves company for unknown reasons

Nurmi's high profile departure comes in the wake of Nokia's recent launch of the Lumia 820 and 920, flagship Windows Phone 8 devices.

In the midst of its new Lumia rollout, one of Nokia’s most senior executives has abruptly left the company.

Ilari Nurmi who headed the Product Marketing Division and was in charge of the company’s entire smartphone strategy signed out after 15 years of service.

Neither Nokia, nor Nurmi have issued a statement or cited any reasons for his sudden departure from the company. It is ambiguous whether Nurmi left the Finnish company or was asked to put in his papers.

The news was broken by Reuters, and confirmed by Nurmi’s Twitter account, Sunday evening where he said, “I have left Nokia. I am thankful for almost 15 years there. I wish Nokia all the best and look forward to getting Lumia 920 once available.”

Nokia was forced to issue an apology and add a disclaimer to the video for the act. Given that Nurmi was responsible for the phone's product marketing, the onus for the gaffe naturally fell on him.

The fake promotional video
Speculation is rife that Nurmi resignation may have been triggered by the misleading promotional video aired recently. The Lumia 920 ad that made tall claims of the phone's video camera abilities was filmed with a professional film crew and not by the device itself.

Nokia was forced to issue an apology and add a disclaimer to the video for the act. Given that Nurmi was responsible for the phone's product marketing, the onus for the gaffe naturally fell on him.

New Lumia models
Nurmi's high profile departure comes in the wake of Nokia's recent launch of the Lumia 820 and 920, flagship Windows Phone 8 devices. Though, investors lamented the lack of information pertaining to the price details and release date, the gadget have evoked positive reactions.

Lumia phones may be the last chance for the embattled mobile maker to pull out of the red. The company which was once a name to reckon in mobile phones has accumulated losses to the tune of over 3 billion Euros in the last 18 months.

All its hopes now rest on its partnership with Microsoft Corp and Windows Phone software, that now commanding around 3 percent of the global smartphone market.

The new smartphones including the Lumia 920 that are slated to hit shelves this November will compete against market leaders like the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.


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