"This one doesn't come as a total surprise: Nokia has replaced
its CEO. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is on his way out, and he's being
replaced by Stephen Elop, head of Microsoft's Business division.
This will be the first time someone from Foreign (from Nokia's
perspective) will lead the company, but some fresh, outside blood
may be just what the doctor ordered.
"The crazy thing about Nokia is that overall, the company is
still doing pretty good. Even after all these years, I, and with me
many others, still consider Nokia's regular phones to be the best
money can buy. Nokia's feature phones are built to last (I still
see people happily using their 3210s and 3310s), and the company
has played a crucial role in spreading GSM technology and
affordable phones to every corner of the globe - and all the
benefits that has brought both first and third world countries. We
keep talking about Apple, Google [phone-wise], and the likes as
being special - but their impact on the world is negligible
compared to Nokia's."
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