Seems what we heard about Nokia moving some key design people to other team prior to Nokia-Microsoft deal holds some water, after all. From our earlier article,
It seems Nokia had started planning for impending Nokia-Microsoft deal in advance by shifting some of its top designers and highly-skilled team from D&S division to emerging devices team in CTO office. This team never existed in past, so it is easy to assume that it was a vehicle to retain the talented few with Nokia and the team had names like Peter Skillman, Hans Peter Brondmo, and Axel Meyer. Now all of them are part of HERE. Similarly, many joined Nokia Technologies team too.
Now, we have it from @SirKneeland, product manager for Z Launcher that the Nokia Technologies design team includes Nokia N9 design veterans and also Axel Meyer, whom you may know as the head of designers behind Nokia N8. Watch this video.