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Stephen Elop threw an iPhone on live TV. The Nokia CEO calmly dodged questions about the unannounced Nokia Lumia 928 but when the interviewer showed his iPhone, Elop said, “Let me take care of that for you,” and threw it on the floor. There was a loud thud too. Watch the video after the jump.
Nokia’s recent filing with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed their CEO Stephen Elop took a 45 percent cut in his pay package last year. Elop earned 4.33 million euros ($5.63 million USD) in 2012, down from 7.94 million euros a year earlier.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and several board members bought more than one million shares of company stock last week according to WSJ. The purchases underscore their commitment to Nokia and its future. Last week, the stock price was as low as $1.70. It’s up to $2.41 at the time of publishing this post.
Nokia has been off-site the last couple of years at Mobile Word Congress (MWC), but 2012 will be different. At the upcoming event, Nokia will exhibit in a 2,300 square meter space and CEO Stephen Elop will be a keynote speaker. MWC is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry.
September. That’s when the next iPhone is rumored to come out. It’s also when industry sources claim HTC, Samsung and LG will launch the first Mango-based Windows smartphones. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop wants to release the first Nokia Windows Phone this year. Long-time Nokia fans probably assume December 31st, 2011 because Nokia has been really slow to act lately.
Moody’s Investors Service, one of the big three credit rating agencies, lowered Nokia’s debt rating to two steps above junk. The debt rating was reduced by two steps to Baa2, the second-lowest among 10 investment-grade rankings. Nokia quickly responded that Moody’s rating will not have a major impact on their current financing costs.
If you’ve been following Nokia news, you may have come across the name Eldar Murtazin before. Finland’s national broadcasting company, YLE, met with Eldar in Moscow to discuss Windows Phone. Mr. Murtazin is infamous for publishing info about Nokia products and services ahead of official launch. Read on for the tidbits he shared with YLE.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been telling everyone that the first Nokia device with Windows Phone is targeted for fourth quarter of 2011. The Holidays 2011 would be a key goal, he said in the D9 interview. This morning, the @Nokia account tweeted something that got us worried. They said shipment starts early next year! We reached out to Nokia for clarification. Read on, for the current official word on the release date.
This is too good to be a “leak.” The first video of a Nokia Windows phone just showed up . It has CEO Stephen Elop in it asking the audience to turn off their cameras and recording devices. The video comes from Technet which also had multiple cameras and direct feed access to the overhead display. Honestly, it looked produced by Nokia themselves. Take a look.