Interview with Nokia's Vesa Jutila: submit your questions!

Today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia announced two shiny new additions to its Lumia range. The Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 are two budget-friendly devices, expanding the company’s offering of affordable Windows Phones, and ensuring that the company can compete more effectively with the enormous volumes of low-end Android handsets that continue to flood the market.

Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking with Nokia executive Vesa Jutila, the company’s global head of marketing for its smartphone range, and the man who’s charged with making sure that consumers and businesses around the world know just what Nokia’s Lumia range has to offer in an increasingly crowded market.

I’ll be putting my own questions to Vesa during our interview, but I’d also like to invite you, dear reader, to submit your questions to put to him, to get to the heart of what matters most to you when it comes to Nokia and its Windows Phone offerings.

So what would you like to know? Do you think Nokia’s doing a good job when it comes to promoting its Lumia devices, or do you think there's something lacking? Do you think consumers may become confused by Nokia’s growing range of handsets? Do you think that Nokia runs the risk of not differentiating its own devices from one another? I can't promise to relay all of your queries to Vesa, but I'll do my best to get some answers to the issues that matter most to you.

Submit your questions and thoughts below in the comments, or tweet them to me @gcaweir, and remember to follow @NeowinFeed for all of the latest news from Mobile World Congress.

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When are you going to launch Android phones?
If you don't have such plans then when you estimate that the company will be bought by Microsoft?

Mortis said,
When are you going to launch Android phones?
If you don't have such plans then when you estimate that the company will be bought by Microsoft?

If this question gets asked I'm quitting this site. Nokia has already said they have no plans for Android nor should they. It was WP that actually brings money into stock holders like me, if they would have went with Android I'd still sit with my 1.88 a share.

There's no point of becoming another faceless OEM next to Samsung. Just like Nokia dominates WP market Samsung dominates Android.

alwaysonacoffebreak said,

There's no point of becoming another faceless OEM next to Samsung. Just like Nokia dominates WP market Samsung dominates Android.

I'm sick hearing this BS over and over again.
Nokia could bring very interesting stuff to Android like Pureview techonolgy and high build quality phones.
The "faceless" thing is just a poor excuse to save for the thing that they get a lot of cash from MS for this exclusivity... So, is it just money? Google offered less than MS?

I'm sick of hearing this BS as well. It seems cool to steal IP (Google) from Microsoft and distasteful that MS forces OEMs to sign an agreement after where MS makes some $ back for Google's theft?

Neowin has become the antithesis of where it started from. A horrible Windows/Microsoft bashing forum. I'd like to see it go down in flames than become another Verge.

Will HTML5 mobile service expand their daily limit or at least decrease the monthly price?
2500 daily requests seems barely enough for 1500+ daily users, yet making a 1USD profit for each such user is really hard for a startup from an emerging market, where those maps are supposed to be used. 10k daily seems more reasonable, or reduce the price, we're making .03USD/user.
Is HTML5 gonna replace JavaScript? It seems to be very capable. Unifying the two SDKs also seems like a good development path.

HTML5 works in tandem with JavaScript. HTML5 does add a lot of new functionality (validators, new controls, etc.), but to do a lot of the neat things, like with canvas, you need JavaScript.

Was your idea in creating the Lumia to directly combat the iPhone?
Was there an inspiration behind creating the Lumia besides the fact that it was Microsoft's initiative to step up in the mobile market?
Where did your design come from?

What is Nokia's dedication to the WP 7.x platform at this time. With the release of HERE for WP8, do they plan on updating and releasing more apps for this platform, or are they solely focused on WP8?

Can't you see the obvious answer there? They will trickle out updates for 7.8 however there focus on new products with a new OS.

Will the next flagship Windows 8 Phone be slimed down some? (This is what's holding me back from getting the 920)
Any 5inch Windows Phones on the Horizon?


When will we have:
1) a Nokia Suite version for Lumia WP8? While it's great in the 'cloud' it would also be great to have local backups of everything and be able to send sms via PC. The latter is great when sending multiple reminders to clients etc. The backup to 'cloud' issue must be a real pain for people with very low data plans.
2) A data counter that can tell me how much data broken down to wifi/mobile network.
3) A clock tile like the HTC WP8.
4) Maybe MS issue - ability to attach any file to an email.
5) A setting to disable screen timeout while charging.

While I love my Lumia 920, in some ways (such as email attachments/Local backups/etc) it's less functional than my old N8. You need to make it as user friendly as possible but also have 'advanced' features for those who want them if Nokia want to compete with Apple and Android.

When are we getting accessories for the Lumia 810. There was supposed to be wireless charging shells in different colors...and there is nothing!

In trying to retake market share, availability of your product is pretty important. Are you looking at ways of getting your various models into more hands through contracting with more carriers (in any given market, but my interests lie primarily in Canada) or through direct sales to consumers? (Similar to how Google sells the Nexus 4 direct)

My concern is from the fact that Rogers in Canada has the Lumia 920 on an exclusive, and might also get its predecessor, if history says anything (my contract is up in November) and we are only at the very beginning of making a framework to prevent our triopoly from taking advantage of their 94% market share to the detriment of consumers. (Canadians tend to pay more for their service, and where the US has 2 year contracts, Canadians would need to sign a 3 year contract to get a similar device subsidy to our southern neighbors ) On top of all of that, Rogers tends to have the highest cost of service, and are/were also in court demanding the right lo (essentially) lie in advertising (,, so getting a contract with them (Whch I'd have to since they won't unlock it for me right away, and when they would [after somethng like 60 days, even if I buy the phone outright] they'd charge me 75$ for the "priveledge") just to get the top end Lumia (which is an awesome phone, that I really really want) is not something that I want to do, and I'd at the least prefer to give you the money directly to have this phone

TL;DR: Is Nokia planning on ether selling the Lumias directly to consumers, or at the very least going to try to avoid exclusivity contracts (IE Rogers in Canada with the 920.)

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