With CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo’s departure from Nokia announced last week, he was also bumped from the lead keynote slot at today’s Nokia World conference in London.
His replacement was Niklas Savander, Nokia’s EVP of Markets, who took a bullish line from the start.
"Yes, Nokia is going through a tough challenging transition, and we have a lot more work to do. But we have laid the foundations for success. We’re not going to apologise for not being Apple or Google or Samsung or anybody else. We are Nokia! We are unique."
Savander took several direct shots at Apple during his speech, too.
"Even at the high-end, offering people just one model will lead to compromises, whether it’s compromises with the camera, the browser, the keyboard, or the phone itself".
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