Nokia has lost one of its most senior executives, former Vice President of Product Marketing Ilari Nurmi, as the company struggles to catch up with rivals in the smartphone market.
The news was confirmed by Reuters on Friday although the reason for the departure of the executive is yet to be known.
Nurmi, a long-time Nokia employee, confirmed the news himself in a post on Twitter on Monday saying:
I have left Nokia. I am thankful for almost 15y there. I wish Nokia all the best and look forward to getting Lumia 920 once available.
— Ilari Nurmi (@IlariNurmi) October 7, 2012
Nokia is yet to comment on why Nurmi left the company while the executive also did not reveal any specific reason he left the Finnish giant.
Nurmi was in charge of the smartphone strategy of the company.
His departure comes as the flagship Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 920, along with its less-endowed siblings were recently unveiled by the smartphones maker.
Nokia is playing catch up with rivals like Samsung and Apple in the smartphone space, a market the Finnish company once lorded over.
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