Ilari Nurmi, Nokia's (NOK) VP of product marketing and the exec responsible for its smartphone...

|About: Nokia Corporation (NOK)|By:, SA News Editor

Ilari Nurmi, Nokia's (NOK) VP of product marketing and the exec responsible for its smartphone strategy, has left the company for unknown reasons. Nurmi's departure comes as speculation grows CEO Stephen Elop will get axed next year if Nokia's Windows Phone 8 sales disappoint, and 3 months after chairman Risto Siilasmaa talked about having a "contingency plan" (believed by many to be Android) should WP8 fail to meet expectations.