No arguments about the Qt and Meltemi guys. That was my point about Elop killing off the last bits of talent that remained. I was also hoping that the Meltemi and Qt guys would outlive Elop's reign and help the company recover from that idiot. I've never worked for Nokia, but I've worked for a supplier, and spent a lot of time in Espoo. I was rooting for you guys.
I can't really prove that the best people left when the Windows announcement came, but a lot of people did (and I kow they were good). Ok, they didn't quit that day - they started brushing up their CVs and shopping around, and were gone within a few weeks or months. At the top there's obviously Vanjoki, but the people I knew were much lower level and more technical.
I've seen the same pattern at other companies. The employees see where the the company is headed, and the ones who will have the easiest time finding new work start disappearing quickly. When people around you whom you respect start leaving voluntarily and on mass, you know the company is in trouble.