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Nokia's 'Fightback' Man Quits

5:50 AM -- In the wake of Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)'s CEO replacement, the Finnish phone maker's head of mobile solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, handed in his six-months' notice today. (See Nokia's Vanjoki Resigns and Nokia Dumps CEO, Hires Elop.)

Vanjoki, who has been with Nokia since 1991 and started as head of mobile solutions on July 1, is famous for "The Fightback Starts Now" blog, a passionate call to arms for Nokia to regain its standing in the smartphone market. (See Does iPhone 4 Dash Nokia's High-End Hopes? , No Androids From Nokia, Nokia's Not Giving Up on Symbian, and Nokia Feels High-End Heat in Q2 Warning .)

So, with a new CEO waiting in the wings and a departing smartphone and services exec, tomorrow's Nokia World 2010 in London is shaping up to be much more interesting than usual. See you there!

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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