Michael wrote up a fantastic piece earlier on his Q&A with Jolla. In that we learned that in the next 5 years, Jolla don’t want to simply be a small niche company but a significant volume player.
Muerte shares some interesting news below of Jolla ramping up the heat.
It seems that they (Jolla) are very “aggressively” trying to grow in Finland. The recent layoffs from Nokia in the city of Oulu (http://yle.fi/uutiset/nokia_axes_700_jobs_in_oulu/6240684) has hanged their original plans in Finland, according to Jussi Hurmola.
Jolla just organized a recruiting event in Oulu. It was packed of to-be-ex-Nokians (hundreds of them), and they received more than 200 CVs during that day.
Jussi Hurmola says, that originally they were planning to open a small office to Oulu, but they delayed that because everybody was busy with Nokia. Now that has changed, and there is a lot of talented people available. Ready, professional teams that have been working together for years. They are eager to work for Jolla, and Jolla is eager to hire them.
“If you are in this business in Finland, it is very hard to ignore Oulu” Jussi Hurmola says.
“There are both hardware, and software knowledge in Oulu. Some kind of Jolla’s product or software organisation might exist there some time soon, but we are not providing any numbers yet”
My comments: As usual, Jussi Hurmola is very careful about what he promises. But it seems, that they indeed are aiming big very soon, and also, that the company truly wants the core professionals from Nokia. This actually may become something very interesting…