Stephen Elop 2 – 0 Eldar Murtazin as the CEO Dismisses Rumors
Before CES kicked off in Las Vegas, same Eldar Murtazin came up with the same rumor, though this time Microsoft was supposed to discuss the acquisition of the Nokia smartphone unit. Nokia dismissed once again and so did Stephen Elop in an interview: “As we’ve described it before, the rumors are baseless, and some people who seem to enjoy generating rumors are running out of fresh material, so it seems to have come up again. I have nothing else to say“.
On a completely different note, the CEO added: “When we introduced the Lumia products in October, we announced that there would be support for CDMA as well as TD-SCDMA, which is an important radio standard in China, as well as broadly LTE, which of course comes in different variants around the world. You saw today an example of LTE; we’ve clearly signaled that there will be examples of CDMA”
What we’ve learned from this is that Stephen Elop once again denied rumors (and it’s kind of safe to rest them aside forever) of Microsoft acquiring Nokia (or any part of it) and that CDMA Windows Phones from Nokia will arrive.
For more information, head over to the source link to read the entire interview.