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Rajeev Suri named as new Nokia CEO

Nokia has announced that Rajeev Suri will become its new President and CEO on May 1. The 46-year-old executive, a 20-year Nokia veteran, moves up to the top job from his previous role leading Nokia Solutions & Networks, formerly Nokia Siemens. In a video message Suri says "the opportunities in front of us are as great as I have ever seen."

"The coming changes in technology will be as profound as the creation of the Internet," the new CEO adds, "we are rapidly approaching a world where everybody and everything will be connected." With the recent completion of Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business, Nokia will focus on three "strong business" areas — its HERE mapping software, Networks and Technologies.

A post on Nokia's official blog lays out the company's broader strategy. Its Networks business will focus on investing in new and innovative products and services for network operators, it says. Future efforts for HERE will focus on location tech for smart cars, "cloud-based services for personal mobility," including wearables and "special purpose devices," and location-based analytics for businesses. Finally, the Technologies business will continue to license Nokia's patent portfolio, while exploring new technologies "for use in potential future products and services."

Meanwhile the Nokia brand will continue to be used on Lumia smartphones created by the Microsoft-owned Nokia Devices and Services unit "for some time," according to recent tweets by @Nokia.

Source: Nokia



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cyborg4 says:

What happened to Elop?

Devmer11 says:

Leads the hardware division at Microsoft now :)

Aashish13 says:

He with microsoft now and the rest of the left Nokia this new CEO will be incharge of here maps, telecom

Wael Hasno says:

He works for Microsoft now.

Mayur says:

He eloped...

x_rus_x says:

It's interesting how already two new CEO's for big companies have Indian heritage. Both of them have a great outlook and have a strong technological background. It will be interesting what each will bring to the plate.

paras chugh says:

And both of em are from my college ! (mit manipal)

anandv427 says:

So you have a great chance...:D..

So you might get direct job there through approach...lolzzz

out0fplace says:

Really? I thought Nadella was an IITian?

Buntymunna says:

I'm too from MIT, Manipal.

Its celebration day here.

josonjoy1986 says:

Indians...... Everywhere......!!! :)

Wael Hasno says:

Good.. Innovate so Microsoft can buy the remainder of you next year.

rodneyej says:

Is that a possibility?

Wael Hasno says:

Could be Microsoft's gateway to Europe..

This guy reminds me of some American comedian who yells during his comedy - forgot his name

Cellus13 says:

Hahahaha! I hope not.

Aashish13 says:

I hope even this CEO thinks of merging or selling Here maps to Microsoft. Such news will be great.

Reach4zasky says:

Never gonna happen!

Aashish13 says:

Never thought b4 that Microsoft will buy Skype, Never thought Microsoft would biy nokia devices. But it happened.

sd173 says:

I was kind of surprised that Microsoft didnt buy HERE, it just seemed to make sense that they should've.

They tried to get it with the mobile divison, but Nokia wouldn't sell.

Nokia is working the automobile sector with their HERE/Naviteq, which I read is(was) already in 80% of the in-Car Navis. Makes also sense, since they can't be making a lot of money with a free app :-)

kenzibit says:

Feel kinda sad for them. Wish them a smooth ride. And I love the way indians are taking over....what is India doing about it? when they talk of BRAIN DRAIN!!

Aman2901 says:

2 persons vs 2,00,000 people..Its still there :-P

dhruv07 says:

All the best man to lead the Nokia... ND don't let the name die

Reach4zasky says:

It will never die.

Sarang68 says:

Funny. I clicked on the wpcentral site which was still showing the old news on the tile. The segment went blank& the new post appeared. Went back to the start screen. That's when the notification appeared..

DieNadel says:

Yup.....same here....

DJRedLine says:

Same here, don't think it happened before update

eomes says:

Don't know about the notifications but live tile wasn't updating for me since 8.1.

ed1444 says:

all I want is the lumia 930 here in the U.S. ( and don't think about replying to this comment about the icon or Verizon)

mister2d says:

Buy it from Negri or another source then.

Cellus13 says:

Variants! Wouldn't be much of a difference.

abhishake620 says:

Indians rule them alll.....

Sarang68 says:

Hey. Simmer down from your hot balloon. :)

hs k says:

Psst... Mughals, Bristish

Sarang68 says:

Darius 1. First foreigner to invade India.

Anojan Sivam says:

Welcome to Nokia !!!! Sir

Wael Hasno says:

He has been there for 20 years..

dwshobhit says:

Go Indian go..... One day president of USA will be Indian.... Lol...

psreloaded says:

How is that funny?! I am Indian BTW.

maclancer says:

Have you hear about Luisiana Governor? A Republican of India descendant and possible presidential contender.

Jindall has lost a lot of popularity after saying that the GOP has to stop being "the stupid party" (though he did have a point there). I don't think he had presidential ambitions anyway.

onysi says:

Trojan horsed

Wow, only 46 years old!!

12Danny123 says:

Satya Nadella is only 47 Years old. and yet Satya controls one of the most biggest companies in the world that has a marketing cap of 338B

anirban130 says:

Another indian... Well done

negi ji says:

First & most important thing of all windows phone have not the basic features of Smartphone i mean to say smartphone not mobile.Please Mr.India put all basic features for Nokia (windows phone).For example.............

file manager,usb on the go & where is fm transmitter gone people need that,copy/paste/rename/mark option every where,download video saved in videos or photos hub,curser in dialer,games like candy crush,sonic dash,apps like superbeam,app share,mx player,vlc player etc................


jomarr says:

Hold your horses. First of all the first sentence is false. Second, I don't think the other things apply to him.

Kumar Gaurav says:

windows phone and lumia are part of microsoft now. Rajeev Suri can't do anything about windows phone. He's ceo of nokia(here maps, network and technlogies).

Everything you asked copy/paste/move/rename all comes in wp8.1 as a app already reviewed by wpcentral see with your eyes open man

Aryan Angel says:

Damn, looks like the Jews are now interested in us Indians. They/we be takin ovah! #YahudiShazish

wpguy says:

Wow. Just... wow. Take that racist/ethnist crap and park it on some other site.

jomarr says:

Yes. Congrats sir!

Sarang68 says:

Nice address. Focusing precisely on each area. Right from the general viewer to the investor to the employees. Covering all bases

Nokia will rock with windows love the combo

DJCBS says:

In case you didn't understand, the focus on Microsoft is over. Nokia will now innovate to make things available to everyone, no matter the platform. So, you'll soon be seeing things like HERE maps on Android and iOS.

FeedTheShark says:

HERE maps is already on iOS (possibly on Android as well, but cannot be bothered searching). Nokia have long had a focus on getting their services on as many platforms as possible (see Nokia X). As do MS for that matter, so it was was maybe a priority for MS services, but not ignoring others.

But not camera the os protection and the cortana .. Everyone has their own unique ness we need to know and understand that

kamaelxiii says:

Elop is now listed on the Microsoft exec page.

SAM 77 says:

Though it is good to see Indians excelling in IT.

I've always hated being Indian.

Japanese, German and Kelly Johnson engineering inspired me more than any Indian ever will.


920Walker says:

I wish the era of Lockheed Skunk Works were just beginning. What an amazing time.

And soon Indians took over the world......xD
Proud to be an Indian

Anojan Sivam says:

Fuck off u bloody Indians

Arka1412 says:

You are such a bastard..It's better you fuck off...Wpcentral is not a place for cheap racists like you

Aashish13 says:

Keep calm bro if u have guts to say that say in front of a press conference then do so. U will get a reason to be killed away

Anojan Sivam says:

Oh come on dude O don't need to say this on press conference !!!!
I said that don't blabber Indian airs

diktea says:

dont worry he too is an indian... Russell Peters said it all i hope hhahahaha

its about about time ... for tech companies to be lead by indians :P

920Walker says:

With feathers?

Outside usa, very few will get your joke :P

Judas20 says:

From your name I guess you're an Indian

Anojan Sivam says:

No I'm Srilankan

Judas20 says:

Isn't Sri Lanka a dependency of India?

Anojan Sivam says:

Don't give your airs for this site

DJCBS says:

Obviously my favourite part in this is that they did left the door open for a return to devices in 2016 through the Advanced Technologies division. And maybe even some smart gadgets before that.

Also, the company was heavily restructured. You could say that, like Sony and Microsoft, they also went with the "One Nokia" approach. HERE will also get a slight rebranding to include "A Nokia Company" under the name and NSN was now extinct and transformed into just the Networks division.

Amen for the first part.

just a wishful thinking. nokia has the chennai plant (India) which they can use to manufacture phones for msft till 2016 then they can use it to return to mobile manufacturing though chances are very rare.

I'm thinking MSFT will eventually pick up the 2 plants originally left out the deal...

The south korean plans is a small one (only 200 workers) and will be shut down.
The chennai plant, india is going through a very complex tax dispute and I think that msft will ignore going through that mess.

alphaxi3 says:

Hey!!! Siri's an Indian guy.  Oh, my bad.

How long before MSFT buy the remainder of Nokia?

I'll wager 18 - 24 months...

I think, there is no need for msft to buy the remainder of nokia. they already have the devices and services which they were really interested in the first place. they also have licenced the patents and mapping services and they have zero interest in nokia's network division, so why will they waste their money.