1. alv3st3r's Avatar
    The spin-off Newkia has appointed a CEO, Urpo Karjalainen. An ex-Nokian (and from BlackBerry), Karljalainen is described as most accomplished mobile executive in Asia over the last 15 years. Under Urpos leadership, Asia became Nokias largest and most profitable market. No other mobile executive in Asia has the contacts, reach, and credibility among Asias mobile operators, distributors, and dealers that he has.

    Urpo may not have been a familiar name as he was SVP at Nokia China from 2001-2004, Asia Pacific VP and strategic manager as well as VP Sales Nokia Mobile Phones, 1997 1999.

    newkia_fakelogo.jpg urpo-karjalainennewkia-183x275.png

    Urpo believes Nokia would have gone a better path under Android and are moving rapidly towards development of their first phone (hopefully not just a generic Android box with Newkia on it).

    Urpo said, "I see a huge opportunity for Newkia in the current market, and I am very excited to be part of creating something new built on Nokias incredible legacy. We are building a team that will carry forward the best know-how and qualities of phones that made Nokia the world-leading mobile phone brand for 14 years."

    Source: ZDNet via MNB
    11-27-2013 03:53 AM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    11-27-2013 04:15 AM
  3. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Had to make a thread on it.
    11-27-2013 04:26 AM
  4. azcruz's Avatar
    What an ugly company name...

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    11-27-2013 05:16 AM
  5. gsquared's Avatar
    First phone in development = Someone drew a phone on a bar-napkin
    11-27-2013 08:42 AM
  6. stmav's Avatar
    Won't they have to pay fees or risk lawsuit if they make anything resembling something Nokia has a patent on?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-27-2013 09:43 AM
  7. Coreldan's Avatar
    Funny fact: "urpo" in finnish nowadays sorta means "dork".
    stmav, 12Danny123 and HeyCori like this.
    11-27-2013 10:29 AM
  8. Reflexx's Avatar
    This has to be a joke.
    11-27-2013 03:57 PM
  9. azcruz's Avatar
    11-27-2013 07:12 PM
  10. alv3st3r's Avatar
    12-02-2013 11:44 AM

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