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Quick Interview with HMD’s Juho Sarvikas via @NokiaMobile

| February 27, 2017 | 22 Replies

Thank you to Barney and Co (looking after social media) for organising a brief meet with HMD’s Juho Sarvikas.

We met this morning and he kindly said he had been following us for a couple of years ๐Ÿ™‚ (I guess I’ve been following Nokia now for about 18-19 years :p)

Here are some of the questions you guys asked (see video below).

We also asked about phones with large battery capacities (e.g. 5000mAh) as a new trend as you never have to worry about battery life. Juho responded that he didn’t want to take the route of turning a phone into a ‘powerbank’ as there may be some trade offs internally for that. Juho wants to use the software optimisations to get that all day battery life rather than simply increasing battery capacity.

I guess there may be some complex things I’m not aware of. I wanted to chat to him about some other devices in the market that had this feature but didn’t get a chance too as Juho was whisked away on his very busy schedule (many thanks for seeing Alex and I, Alex was going to be asking questions but she preferred not to be on camera).

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Juho was kind enough to be willing to answer any kind of questions. He gave us his card so we might ask him the rest of the questions by email and if he finds the time, we’ll share the response.

Thank you guys for your questions.

Hear what the man behind all our new products Juho Sarvikas has to say about our new releases. Jay Montano from My Nokia Blog asked some of your burning questions.

Posted by Nokia Mobile on Monday, February 27, 2017

 

 

 

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  • Nguyen Manh

    So this totally destroyed my day. Continued imaging development with no visible clue (sensor used in new Nokia phones are from Sony, camera UI with no Manual mode), commitment to bring premium design to every price range with again no clue of flagship developement. With Sony 960fps camera and Oppo phone with optical zoom, I feel Nokia has missed the biggest opportunity to shine. Most attention is on new 3310, interest on new smartphones (3/5/6) is much smaller. It’s not a good sign, my dear Nokia. Optimalization and pure Android is great- but you can’t impress the mass by just fluid OS and premium design! You have to use all cards to make your (defacto) mobile division to shine! You can’t make a flop again!

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      You 100% correct !!!

      I feel let down by Nokia to a certain degree. I wanted so much more

  • asd

    Can’t see the video embedded, but that might be because I’m blocking most scripts. Anyway, if someone else has the same problem, here’s a link

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSXB9DgSUAc


    Then to wild speculation / (mis)interpretation, as is the tradition … He said he’s been following MNB for a couple of years. That must naturally mean he’s been also commenting. Who is he ???

    I’m betting Systematic Systematic … or EricLovesSymbian
    ๐Ÿ˜›

    • asd

      damn, those were supposed to be sarcasm tags, not strike through tags. Maybe just as well. It wasn’t really read worthy anyway.

      • EricLovesSymbian

        EricLovesSymbian says:

        Lol… No buddy. I’m just some guy that lives in Los Angeles California, USA.

        I love Nokia and symbian.
        I designed a couple things for Nokia, told them I’d invest up to $10,000 in bringing symbian back, and had correspondence with them for a little while.

        I was shot down completely so I gave up.

        Note: when I say I designed, I mean I surrendered my drawings to them, non patent pending, and without royalties. I just gave it to them. Gave them intellectual property rights and ideas and such…
        I invent on the side…

        As Jay may vouch, medicine doesn’t pay the same any longer

    • Doug MacFarland

      Thanks for linking. I wish he was more direct w/ his answers but oh well.

    • Systematic Systematic

      I deny above speculation. IF I would be that person the FOR MORE THEN SURE above 10^100000000000000000 % there would be among other a Sailfish OS device among others, wouldn’t? No doubts about this. I also would like to give more then 3mins interview for most loyal brand lovers and most of my brand trend setting blogger, as now Nokia gathers those who will have influence on wide public opinion all over the World.
      And note at the beginning he repeats only advantages of Sailfish and Jolla strategy expressed 4-5 years ago. That shows how Sailfish fits to Nokia, we will see what comes next. And to my limited knowledge there are no companies not listening what market demands.

      I would say this guy was not even aware to how important audience he was answering Jay’s questions. He don’t even know what MNB power is, he was just told this is an item to “checked on the list” I think.

      Most here at MNB sooner or later will be asked “you are crazy about all those mobiles – is it worth to invest in that recent Nokias or not?”. There is whole crowd of those who read, observe and don’t comments for many reasons. But they create opinions of potential buyers towards this or that direction, and have attribute of known as worse or better but kind of expert. I really doubt if that was convincing enough, as it could and as it should be convincing to us. Anyway for the first time: good spoken, for me: copy-cut of Jolla objectives expressed 4-5 years ago in a part (see especially Jussi Hurmola interviews, I might be wrong in spelling his name, sorry), no significant details of Nokia, no attracting innovations at true level of Nokia used to operate, lack of vision taking us high (compare this to e.g. Marko Atisari speech presenting the N9 design and the fabula behind it, I don’t mean a party or a form or lights, I mean exactly that there was something significant to be told and that was told to our minds and hearts, and something vibrating and sparking that seduced us customers, or at last only me ). Correctly done speech interview, but nothing extra special, what I have expected in frames of comeback. I am devoted to Sailfish what makes me not objective to much in this area – “we are answering market demand” means for me: “we follows leader like animals to be precessed in factory into meat cans, we have no extra ideas to share or propagate to the World, we know perhaps we are on a side-road leading to dead end or a canion, but we will never admit anything like that or any doubts as this is the safest for our new jobs and we was told “don’t waste or spent unnecessary money, just earn from milking easy targets”.

      In the visual layer I would say this guy had a tough night or hard core party. Normally I would not pay attention but when he wants to play water-pouring-speaking then unshaven face looks nasty for me especially when Jay is in the background. Why I mention this? Because this can be effect of to much hard work, but this also can be unconsciousness manifestation of lack of respect.

      @Jay: just my deepest respect – very well done! In assertive way you compiled most questions asked and avoided “touchy” areas. Surgical precision.

      Again – I am not him.

    • Systematic Systematic

      I deny above speculations between tags ;). I am not him, no way ;).
      IF I would be then FOR MORE THEN SURE above 10^100000000000000000 % of sureness there would be a Sailfish OS device among others there, wouldn’t? I also would want to have more then 3mins interview for most loyal brand users and one of the most important trend setter among bloggers, and the most influential blogg about Nokia, as now MNB gathers those who will have influence on wide public opinion all over the World.
      IMHO at the beginning he repeats just advantages of Sailfish and more or less Jolla’s strategy unvailed 4-5 years ago. That shows how close Sailfish fits to Nokia and its objectives. BTW about “Nokia is listening to market demand” – according to my limited knowledge there are no companies not listening what market demands are, just such companies falls.

      I would say this guy was not quite aware to how important audience from all over the World he is talking answering Jay’s questions. Most of MNB sooner or later will be asked “you are crazy about all those mobiles – is it worth to buy that recent Nokia or not?”. There is also whole crowd of those who read, observe and don’t comments for many reasons. But they also influence on opinions of potential buyers as they are recognised as worse or better but kind of experts. I really doubt if that was convincing enough as it could be and as it should be convincing for us. Anyway for the first time: good spoken, for me: no significant details of Nokia, no attracting innovations at level Nokia used to operate, lack of vision taking us about average experience (compare this to e.g. Marko Atisari speech presenting the N9 design and the fabula behind it, I don’t mean neither a party nor a form nor lights, but I mean exactly that it was something significant and that was told to our minds and hearts, just something vibrating and sparking that seduced customers minds, or at last mine only ). Here was correctly done interview, but nothing extra special, what frankly I have expected in frames of comeback.

      I prefer Sailfish what makes me not objective to much in this area – “we are answering market demand” means for me: “we follows leader and don’t disturb us, we have no extra ideas to share or propagate to the World, we are not to risk so neither to waste nor spent unnecessary money for anything else but, just to earn from milking easy targets. Looks like a strategy of a whale hunting for a plankton.

      @Jay: just my deepest respect – very well done! In assertive way you compiled most questions we wanted to be asked.

  • coopere

    Nice. So happy that Nokia is back. Looking forward to a beast of a device with the Zeiss cam we love and a beast in the specs department

  • flotron

    Yeap, no flagship planned

  • He had a hiiden smile on his face while answering the questions regarding a 41MP Android and a phone with Sailfish OS. “we will make what our consumers want”!!!
    I hope to see some great launches be end of 2017

  • Nguyen Manh

    What a great news. Sony going to implement Sailfish OS on their new Xperia X Series in Q2 2017 while Nokia denies any possible implementation of it on their phones. I don’t know what to say…

  • Nguyen Manh

    Mate, it’s not just too much, it’s BARE MINIMUM to make an impact again, ensuring successful comeback. They leaked FCC specs sheet a few months ago and now can’t even give us some clues their flagships devices are living and kicking? While other companies come with loads of innovations Nokia introduces a range of entry-level-to-mid-range devices with luxurious craftmanship but nothing innovative at all. They have nothing special but pure Android and rigid design and such things won’t impress the mass. AND when your retro-fueled feature phone gets more attention than more back bone smartphone range then I don’t know where is Nokia going. I’ll buy Nokia 5 (6 is kinda big for my hands) but seriously I’am worried about fate of Nokia.

  • rustyknight17

    Nguyen, with you! What HMD/Nokia doesn’t seem to get is that Android is a fiercely competitive market. I realise that HMD has limited resources just now but if they expect to succeed, let alone thrive , they have to stand out. As for the 5 and 6 there are better options . It says much that I find the 3 the most interesting of the smartphone and the 3310 the most interesting overall…

  • rustyknight17

    A suggestion to HMD/Nokia. Make a midrange device with a physical keyboard. I’d buy it!

  • zlutor

    someone knowing what is mobile about shares his openion: http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2017/02/return-of-the-jedi-this-hmd-will-bring-nokia-brand-back-into-the-top-10-in-less-than-2-years-total-b.html

    according to him, this is THE perfect move…

    what about you (after reading his reasoning)?

  • Jens Persson

    My question for this dude would be if they are considering to ditch the hardware buttons? A Nokia 7 with sd625 and on-screen buttons would be awesome.

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      I say this respectfully, but I highly disagree with you.

      Reasons being screen real estate.

  • Nguyen Manh

    The only thing I dislike about Lumia design is the use of plastic. With metal it’s an another story ๐Ÿ™‚ 6 has the front too similiar to some Samsung phones so if not for specs I would choose Nokia 3 too.

    • Systematic Systematic

      Forgive me: this is N9 or MeeGo design, Lumia has nothing to do with designing this, it only grabbed or used N9 design, however that was not enough to create the whole smartphone. Added just for reminding.

    • Polycarbonate!!!! That is what people loved about Nokia Lumia. I would go with that material over metal.