Ari Jaaksi, Vice President of Meego devices at Nokia, has become the latest high-ranking executive to leave the beleaguered phone maker
Jaaksi, who was a key mover in the development of the platform, revealed that he had tendered his resignation last month in an interview with Finnish site Talous Sanomat. He cited personal reasons as the cause of his decision.
His departure comes in the wake of the recent sacking of Chief Executive of Nokia Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and the resignation of Executive Vice President Anssi Vanjoki and will be interpreted as a further sign of turmoil at Nokia as it looks to reassert itself against Google Android and Apple’s all-conquering iPhones.
Hitherto reserved for Nokia tablets, Meego is due to be incorporated into the company’s high-end Nseries smartphones soon to replace the much-criticised Symbian operating system.
The first handsets to feature Meego had been expected to land before the end of the year. However, Jaaski’s resignation casts the immediate future of the platform in doubt, as Nokia prepares for the crucial fourth quarter.
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