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Some Nokia shareholders want Elop ousted

by on16 February 2011

Nokia should stick to Symbian, MeeGo
A small group of Nokia shareholders announced they will try to oust Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and other executives at a shareholders' meeting on May 3.

The group numbers nine former Nokia employees who believe the company should refocus on Symbian and MeeGo rather than reach for Microsoft's mobile operating systems. They believe Windows Phone should only be used on a couple of handsets targeted for the US market, while MeeGo should be the company's primary future OS.

They also want to see Symbian's lifespan extended to 5 years, which is pretty much like trying to bring tape decks back.

On another note, Elop is Microsoft's 7th largest individual shareholder, which could also explain why some shareholders might be concerned. We wonder what Nokia would have done had Elop been a Google shareholder.

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