Damian Dinning leaves Nokia (Update: Joins Jaguar Land Rover)

23 November, 2012
The company's imaging guru, known for the PureView devices has decided to leave at the end of this month.

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  • Deven purty

nokia is best in the word as comunication.....i like it............@

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  • 2012-12-04 12:20
  • 9EBI
  • vgs

Stop buying Nokia and Win OS phones and make microsoft and Elop realise that the only powerful force in todays global market is the buyer and not the dictator of any company who scraps any OS(without even trying to develop it) randomly and starts with his own ex employers OS to favor them. Nokia Elop WinOS suckkkkkkkkkkkkkk...

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  • 2012-11-26 06:16
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  • kenseu

I hope Nokia can still make phones of the best even if He's gone. :)

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  • 2012-11-26 05:51
  • t7Se
  • Anonymous

It's a big hit for Nokia and Nokia's fans... Very sad.

Dinning and he's team have achieved a great technological breakthrough in 808PV and won several prestigious awards. When 808PV and Symbian were ditched and not appreciated, one cannot say that Dinning and many of his fellows at Nokia are happy with that. Now that they're gone and Nokia have lost many of it's brightest talents.

Nokia has made many mistakes to it's costumers and engineers and is declining and lost profits more and more. Nokia is managed by the wrong hands.

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  • 2012-11-26 05:49
  • iwtW
  • Vinod

> In reply to dreamkiller @ 2012-11-25 18:19 from utY3 - click to readNo to make pureview cars..:)

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  • 2012-11-26 05:41
  • 98%I
  • Prince_007

Nokia is Lost...! The only way to come back is to make Simple and Basic Phones with good Features, like Nokia 1100, Nokia 3310 and Nokia 1101 for India, which is the best Market for Nokia Basic Phones.

Nokia - Please improve your Basics, for which you are very well know in India..! Keep it Real, Simple and Basic.. well atleast for India...!

Nokia 1100 user..!

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  • 2012-11-26 04:19
  • 9L$X
  • phone arena

Like i expected he move to vehicle Company.

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  • 2012-11-25 18:57
  • 3Y6S
  • dreamkiller

to make photogenic cars eh?

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  • 2012-11-25 18:19
  • utY3
  • JackTheRipper

> In reply to Gugu @ 2012-11-25 06:09 from uZ9m - click to readNokia's founders can't tolerate to use their own products to be honest Foxccon and Compal products, how do they expect people to use them?
Samsung and Apple both did a favor to the world by taking Nokia out from phones market, imagine if Nokia still in leading we would still have phones like Nokia music.

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  • 2012-11-25 17:14
  • fqdc
  • Alfu

> In reply to [deleted post]more than 90% of the world population is not rich, me too, using android and a member of developer community.

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  • 2012-11-25 15:46
  • 7qDc
  • ex finland fan

Samsung sold 5 million Galaxy Note II units in just two months

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  • 2012-11-25 15:08
  • 0F78
  • utouh

pathetic nokia, elop is the head of fail of symbian, get that microsoft out in your head..

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  • 2012-11-25 13:47
  • P@1G
  • Anonymous

> In reply to [deleted post]Such people steal everything, no problem

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  • 2012-11-25 13:20
  • 0Cb2
  • som12

I can't understand why can't a Nokia guy use ipad?? Nokia didn't make tablets.. Also ipad is a great product. When Apple co founder can use Lumia 900, then why Nokia guy can't use Apple product. They are also people like us who enjoying technology and different product.. Is it mandatory for a person to have everything of Nokia. There is no such rules to use a single company product when you are working in a particular company.

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  • 2012-11-25 12:58
  • uvih
  • Ed

When you hear people leaving companies you always hear how innovative they were but what did he created? He worked with pureview but what did he invent? Hes gonne and nokia is nearly gone too. Everybody is leaving nokia like a sinking battleship.

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  • 2012-11-25 11:46
  • Tr8a
  • bobo

> In reply to former fandroid @ 2012-11-24 21:19 from 7Dne - click to readwhat a waste buddy.. Just use juice defender apps.. Its really work.. Mine got more than 2days noemal use..

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  • 2012-11-25 10:41
  • tu65
  • phone arena

Like i expected he move to vehicle Company.

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  • 2012-11-25 10:15
  • 3Y6S
  • uh

> In reply to photin @ 2012-11-24 21:26 from L5Cs - click to readdude, NO Mobile phone have ever surpassed pureview and it will still reign for the next few years.

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  • 2012-11-25 09:38
  • P@1G
  • John1980

Here what he said in the statement:

Following the news of my forthcoming departure from Nokia I wanted to say a few words:

Firstly, wow! Huge thanks for the incredibly kind words of support and well wishes. I have been so touched by all of your messages.

As reported in Nokiaís own statement regarding my forthcoming departure, a number of key strategic roles have moved to Finland. My family and I are based in the UK at a stage in our lives where relocation is unfortunately not an option. I have therefore made the tremendously difficult decision after nearly 9 years with Nokia to leave the company. I am hugely proud of the work I have been involved with during my time at Nokia and feel privileged to have worked with some of the smartest people Iíve ever been fortunate enough to meet.

As reported by a few, the work area I am best known for, imaging, is the result of a huge and massively talented pool of people. I have often felt embarrassed by the media attention I received knowing that whilst I am proud of my own contributions and the forward looking guidance I have strived to provide the teams, there are a lot of unsung heroes!

I have known for some time that I would be leaving Nokia. Iíve spent many many months with this in mind, working with incredibly talented and highly motivated people across various teams building towards the next steps Nokia will take in imaging.

About PureView:

1. Actually, it was not Damian Dinning who created PureView.
The 2 inventors are Juha Alakarhu and Eero Salmelin.

2. Nokia bought the imaging technology company Scalado in Sweden, which is an expert in imaging, and of course there is also a head man in this company. Therefore, it is almost natural that Damian Dinning steps down.

It came about in 2007, crazy ideas from Nokiaís Juha Alakarhu and Eero Salmelin. The idea was first recorded on a napkin. Then these two guys started to invent the PureView technology, the whole team included 400 people. You can watch

videos on Youtube called:

Nokia 808 PureView: 5 years in the making

Nokia 808 PureView Hands-On Video

Also an article called:

Best of show: Nokia wins prestigious MWC award

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  • 2012-11-25 08:54
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  • jbpianist28

dear nokia if you are listening I would love to be your new camera guru :P

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  • 2012-11-25 08:49
  • syHB