Ex-staff’s Decision to Launch Smartphone Troubles Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s prior employees, who left the company due to discarding the MeeGo operating system, have decided to come up with their own Smartphone next year. The Ex- staff for the company comprises of four former Nokia engineers and directors among its five founders.
The new company, Jolla, will develop a high-end premium product and is looking ahead to provide retailers and operator partners with its Sailfish products for a normal price range. The Company is striving for the Chinese market. Currently the most active market is the Chinese market in the smart phone industry. They are targeting Europe and North Africa, ignoring the U.S. market. The company consists of 50 employees and is looking ahead to hire more in the upcoming months.
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