After my vacation in Sardinia last week came abruptly to an end at 7.30 am on Friday morning when I received the first call from the press on Nokia’s new CEO. I am gearing up to go into London for Nokia World that starts tomorrow.
With OPK not on stage and Anssi Vanjoki resigning today I wonder how many in the audience will pay much attention to what will be said? Although the first announcement was planned I doubt the second was. The result might still be a good one for Nokia. At the end of the day, any product announced tomorrow is likely going to follow in the footpath of the N8 – the best N series device Nokia has had since the N95 but still a long way away from an iPhone. We know this because we know Nokia needs Symbian ^4 to make radical improvements on the user interface. So I argue that any more promises made on stage tomorrow about what is to come would have not helped Nokia much with or without OPK and Vanjoki. Seeing the old guard leave will however help Nokia show they are serious about making changes.
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