7/3/2012 11:26:03 AM
Nokia has contingency in place if Windows 8 fails
Nokia has a contingency plan in place if the forthcoming Windows 8 OS fails to meet expectations, its new chairman has said.
In an interview with Finnish newspaper Yle Uutiset, Risto Siilasmaa said the business would continue to make cuts until it turns its fortunes around. The recently appointed chair, who took the helm last month, said he was confident in the Windows ecosystem and claimed it had been selected after a detailed study of existing OSes.
He also backed Stephen Elop's stewardship of Nokia. The CEO has been criticised for his management of the company after poor financial results but Siilasmaa said his management style was 'good and transparent'. He added: 'He came in at a tough time.'
However, Siilasmaa refused to comment on whether there would be further changes to Nokia's senior management team, which has recently been overhauled.
Editor: Graeme Neill