FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's imaging chief, Damian Dinning has announced that he is leaving the company.
Dinning has been with Nokia since 2004 and is best known as the mastermind behind Nokia's Pureview camera technology found on the Nokia Pureview 808 and the Nokia Lumia 920 handsets.
However, on Friday he announced that he will be leaving Nokia on 30 November to take a position at Jaguar Land Rover. It's not yet known who will replace Dinning.
In a statement sent to Pureviewclub, Dinning said, "As reported in Nokia's 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 [nine] years with Nokia to leave the company.
"I never thought I'd be able to play a role in making that happen, but my time at Nokia gave me exactly that opportunity. I really feel I've been able to fulfil that ambition.
"Whilst we're really only just entering the next major stage in the development of photography and I still have a very clear vision of how I see it's longer term development, I fully recognise this is the perfect opportunity for me to work in quite a different area."
It's unclear what Dinning's departure means for the future of Nokia's Pureview smartphones. µ
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