Friday, February 18, 2011

Wrong call, Says Intel to Nokia

Steve Ballmer never ceases to amaze with his expressions.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini claims Nokia made the wrong decision siding with Microsoft. That is somewhat expected now isn't it.
He told analysts that "I wouldn't have made the decision [Nokia CEO Stephen Elop] made, I would probably have gone to Android if I were him," and that of course, "MeeGo would have been the best strategy but he concluded he couldn't afford it."
According to Otellini, both Google and Microsoft were waving thick wads of cash in their air, crying out for Nokia to choose them. Nokia's decision has left Intel a heartbroken valentine for the moment (and just around that time too), but Otellini is confident "we will find another partner." This he says is because "the carriers still want a third ecosystem and the carriers want an open ecosystem, and that's the thing that drives our motivation."
A third ecosystem, that's what he said. But how does that affect you and I. Lets hope this new "marriage of convenience" ends up in cheaper phones for the users.

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