Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) provide the focus on what is frankly a quiet day for EMEA telecom news.
Alberto Torres, who left Nokia after running its now abandoned MeeGo operations, is to resurface as the head of a new Mobility unit at HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), according to a report on The Verge. The new unit will be responsible for "consumer tablets" and other wireless-related product areas, says the report, which is based on a leaked internal email. (See MWC 2011: Adios, MeeGo.)
And the big Nokia news just keeps on coming: Finnish teenager Ere Karjalainen saw off all-comers in
Finland's annual phone-hurling contest by launching his old Nokia handset a not insubstantial 101.46 meters. Ere prepared for his event "by drinking," apparently.