We had the chance to sit down with several members of Nokia's senior leadership at Nokia World 2011. The London event saw the launch of Nokia's first series of Windows Phone handsets, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, marking a major milestone in the company's transition that began on February 11th, 2011. At the forefront of the endeavor is Stephen Elop, the North American-born CEO who famously said that Nokia was standing on a "burning platform" prior to his decision to abandon the MeeGo and Symbian operating systems for the warm embrace of Microsoft's ready-made ecosystem.
In addition to Elop, we also sat down with Jo Harlow, Executive VP Smart Devices; Marko Ahitsaari, Senior VP of Design; and Kevin Shields, Senior Vice President of Program & Product management for the Smart Device. We even had a chat with Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP of Windows Phone.
Topics included Android, the prospects of a Nokia tablet, Symbian, lessons learned from the N9, and Nokia's historical difficulties with US carriers. But that's just a taste of what you'll find in the series of interviews below.