Password Protection

21 Jul


21 Jul

Asses your impact on the environment

21 Jul

The TEDxNairobi team have come up with a Green challenge in the run up to the second TEDxNairobi event which will be held at the Nairobi Museum on the 18th of September.

We at the club would like to give you the tools to meet this challenge! Its turns out, theres an app for that!


Mobile Planet

21 Jul

Ten years ago, a young programmer asked his sister to send a text to a certain number. She got an instant response with a list of all the movies showing that day.

This SMS system was the culmination of

REVIEW: The Nokia E6

21 Jul

Get started with Nokia Maps

21 Jul

As stated earlier, Nokia Maps is rather quite good.

To fully experience the potential of Nokia Maps, download the map package for your country.

Here’s how.

STEP 1 – Open up the Nokia Suite



7 Jul

The E63 Blog is now

Marko Ahtisaari, Head of the Nokia Design Team on the Lumia 920

22 Nov

Marko Ahtisaari, Head of Nokia Design, talks about the design approach behind Nokia’s latest flagship phone.

Nokia to “reduce” up to 10,000 positions globally by the end of 2013

14 Jun

Nokia today outlined a range of planned actions aimed at sharpening its strategy, improving its operating model and returning the company to profitable growth. While planning to significantly reduce its operating expenses.

They remain focused on the unique experiences offered by their smartphones and feature phones, including an increased emphasis on location-based services.

Nokia plans to:

  • Invest strongly in products and experiences that make Lumia smartphones stand out and available to more consumers;
  •  Invest in location-based services as an area of competitive differentiation for Nokia products and extend its location-based platform to new industries; and
  • Improve the competitiveness and profitability of its feature phone business.

“We are increasing our focus on the products and services that our consumers value most while continuing to invest in the innovation that has always defined Nokia,” said Stephen Elop, Nokia president and CEO. “We intend to pursue an even more focused effort on Lumia, continued innovation around our feature phones, while placing increased emphasis on our location-based services. However, we must re-shape our operating model and ensure that we create a structure that can support our competitive ambitions.”

Targeted investments
In Smart Devices, Nokia plans to extend its strategy by broadening the price range of Lumia and continuing to differentiate with the Windows Phone platform, new materials, new technologies and location-based services. In line with this strategy, Nokia today announced the planned acquisition of assets from Sweden-based Scalado, which currently has imaging technology on more than 1 billion devices. This acquisition is aimed at strengthening Nokia’s imaging assets.

Nokia’s location-based platform is expected to be another principal area of investment as Nokia plans to differentiate its portfolio of Lumia smartphones with leading location-based services including navigation and visual search applications such as the recently announced Nokia City Lens. Additionally, the company plans to extend its mapping technology to multiple industries to strengthen the platform and generate new revenue.

In Mobile Phones, Nokia intends to improve its competitiveness and profitability. Nokia aims to further develop its Series 40 and Series 30 devices, and invest in key feature phone technologies like the Nokia Browser, aiming to be the world’s most data efficient mobile browser. Early results of this innovation can be found in Nokia’s latest Asha feature phones which offer a full-touch screen experience at lower prices.

Operational changes and updated cost reduction target
Balancing its investment priorities, Nokia plans to rescale the company by making additional reductions in Devices & Services. Nokia plans to pursue a range of planned measures including:

  • Reductions within certain research and development projects, resulting in the planned closure of its facilities in Ulm, Germany and Burnaby, Canada;
  •  Consolidation of certain manufacturing operations, resulting in the planned closure of its manufacturing facility in Salo, Finland. Research and Development efforts in Salo to continue;
  •  Focusing of marketing and sales activities, including prioritizing key markets;
  •  Streamlining of IT, corporate and support functions; and
  •  Reductions related to non-core assets, including possible divestments.

However, in support of this effort, Nokia is planning another massive round of layoffs

“As a result of the planned changes announced today, Nokia plans to reduce up to 10,000 positions globally by the end of 2013. Nokia is beginning the process of engaging with employee representatives in accordance with country-specific legal requirements.”

Lets just hope that this helps return the company to profitability.

One effect of such a move is that rival companies now have access to a pool of qualified staff, this may affect Nokias competitiveness going forward.

This is not good news for Nokia fans.

PRESS RELEASE: Changes in Nokia Management

14 Jun

Nokia Corporation
Stock exchange release
June 14 at 9.30 (CET + 1)

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has appointed Juha Putkiranta as executive vice president of operations; Timo Toikkanen as executive vice president of Mobile Phones, Chris Weber as executive vice president of sales and marketing; Tuula Rytila as senior vice president and chief marketing officer; and Susan Sheehan as senior vice president of communications. Putkiranta, Toikkanen and Weber also will join the Nokia Leadership Team effective July 1, 2012.

Formerly, Putkiranta was senior vice president, supply chain; Weber was senior vice president Markets, Americas, and Toikkanen was vice president, business development, programs and special projects.

Rytila, who will report to Weber, was formerly senior vice president of portfolio and business management, and Sheehan, who reports to Elop, was vice president of communications.

Nokia also announced the following executives are stepping down from the Nokia Leadership Team effective June 30, 2012 to pursue other opportunities outside of Nokia: Jerri DeVard, executive vice president and chief marketing officer; Mary McDowell, executive vice president of Mobile Phones; and Niklas Savander, executive vice president of Markets.

DeVard, who joined the company in January 2011, led Nokia’s marketing and brand management and served as a member of the Nokia Leadership Team.

McDowell has held a number of senior management positions at Nokia, including serving on the NAVTEQ board of directors, and most recently led Nokia’s global mobile phones business unit. She has served as a member of the Nokia Leadership Team since joining the company in 2004.

Since 1997, Savander has held a number of senior management positions at Nokia and Nokia Networks, including serving on the NAVTEQ Board of Directors and the Nokia Siemens Networks Board of Directors. Most recently, Savander led Nokia’s sales, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing operations and information technology teams and has served as a member of the Nokia Leadership team since 2006. Savander also will step down from the Nokia Siemens Network Board of Directors, effective June 30, 2012.

DeVard, McDowell and Savander will serve as senior advisors to Nokia through the transition of their roles.