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Stephen Elop: Beautiful Windows Phones Coming… We Will Win

March 21, 2013 2 Comments

Looks like Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is ready to go to war. In a recent interview, Stephen Elop discussed future ‘beautiful’ phones and stated that he and Nokia will succeed in this smartphone race.


Q: <pointing to his iPhone> you will change that to a Nokia phone?

E: Oh I will change that to a Nokia phone. Don’t worry. But what I can say is just a couple of weeks ago at MWC, we introduced a number of new products. People said ‘wow you have a whole portfolio of beautiful products.’ What  we are also saying though is that there is so much good work ahead. I mean some of the beautiful phones still ahead we’re so excited about. What you’re seeing, so much about the improvements at Nokia is we may have a full portfolio of beautiful products but because the engineering teams in Tamperreella, Salossa, Oulossa, San Diego, in Beijing, all these places, they are working so much more effectively producing such better products. You’ll see so much more ahead so we’re very excited about what you will see in those products, there’s certain things that make Nokia products stand out. Beautiful design is one example. Great photography is another, so you’re going to see those things exaggerated and taken to higher and higher levels as we go further.

Q: That’s a tough job in front of you. Do you sometimes think, why the hell did I take this Nokia job?

E: Here’s why: There’s some of us, some people in the world, I sense you’re one of those people, you’re fundamentally competitive, you’re motivated by challenges, part of what motivates me as wellis when you spend time with the people of Nokia, the Nokians all over the world, they’ve been through some difficult times through the past years, right now because they know about our current products, of course  they know about the new products that are coming, … What we see, and this is so powerful. You get so much strength from this is the employees of Nokia, are feeling stronger, prouder, more motivated today than they have and we measure this every 90 days, we ask them questions about this, and they’re telling us, ‘boy this is so much better and we’re going in the right direction’ and that gets you up in the morning… I love what I do, and because we’re going to win. You have to have confidence in that and we drive towards that.


You can read the full interview at MyNokiaBlog


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