Equates Nokia using Android to Finnish boys who "pee in their pants for warmth"
Outgoing Nokia executive vice president Ansii Vanjokki has once again reiterated that fact that people would never see an Android phone with a Nokia logo. Ever.
Vanjokki, in an outburst, equated Nokia using Android to Finnish boys who "pee in their pants for warmth during the cold winter" - thereby hinting that Nokia sees Android not paying off in the long run. He also added that manufacturers who adopted Android will only gain in the short term - while losing out on revenues in the long run. Vanjokki also admitted the fact that Nokia was unprepared when Apple and Google came up with new smartphone oases. Back then, Nokia did not have an OS that could compete with these two new players and while Nokia is still working on a next generation OS, the other two have capitalised and are already breathing down Nokia's neck - which was mainly dependent on Symbian for its market share.
Vanjokki also clarified why he chose to resign just a day after Stephen Elop was appointed the CEO of Nokia. A 20 plus year veteran of Nokia, Vanjokki was looking forward to become the CEO of the company. When he realised it was not going to happen, he decided to hang up his boots - instead of sticking around. Vanjokki is currently serving a six month notice period after which he would be replaced.
It was just a few days ago where we asked you, the readers, whether they see Nokia "giving up" its ego and joining the Android fraternity sometime soon, now that they had a new CEO. That, however, looks improbable now.