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Nokia chairman defends CEO Elop: Report
Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa defended chief executive Stephen Elop after the company announced a new round of job cuts and warned on weaker profit earlier this month
HELSINKI: Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa defended chief executive Stephen Elopafter the company announced a new round of job cuts and warned on weaker profit earlier this month, saying he had the board’s full confidence, according to Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat.”Thanks to Stephen Elop and others, we have been able to get new phones with new operating systems faster into the market than ever before,” Siilasmaa was quoted as saying by the paper.Once the world’s dominant mobile phone provider, Nokia’s shares have fallen over 80 percent since Elop became CEO in 2010, as the Finnish mobile phone company struggled to compete with Apple and Samsung in smartphones.

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Despite both not being eligable for Windows Phone 8 Nokia has seen fit to bless both with a new update bringing with it the much-requested Wi-Fi Hotspot

Nokia have today released a Windows Phone 7.5 update for the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 enabling Wi-Fi Hotspot and bringing with it the new Camera Extras image editing app.

Letting you act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five other devices, the update brings some other features including flip-to-silence letting you turn your Nokia Lumia face down to silence incoming calls.

Elsewhere there’s Camera Extras a new app which brings with it some powerful image editing functions including Smart Group Shot which takes five quick images of a group of people and then lets you choose each person facial expression from the selection.

Self-timer is now included along with Panorama which uses advanced software to let you easily stitch together a full panorama shot. Finally there’s Contact Share which lets you send and receive business cards over SMS.

Source: http://www.t3.com/news/nokia-update-brings-wi-fi-hotspot-to-lumia-800-and-710


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