In a tweet that is likely to add fuel to an already well-burning fire, Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra has all but named both Nokia and Microsoft as “Two Turkeys” in regards to their upcoming Windows Phone 7 announcement due on Friday.
In the tweet, Vic Gundotra used the hashtag #feb11 (the date that the Nokia/Microsoft announcement is set to be made) and said that “Two turkeys do not make an Eagle.” The tweet is seen as a direct message implying that Nokia is all but certain to go with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS on upcoming handsets.
According to Fortune, Gundotra is believed to have been in on talks with Nokia about the likelihood of the Finnish company choosing the Android operating system for their handsets, but judging from his tweet, it looks like that will not be happening any time soon.
Nokia was once at the forefront of the smartphone revolution, but with the emergence of new platforms such as Android and iOS, they have struggled in recent years, and recently appointed Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has all but admitted defeat in the smartphone wars in an internal memo.
A deal between both Nokia and Microsoft could be the huge boost that both companies really need. Nokia last year reported a 40% drop in profits, and its success in the United States has left a lot to be desired. Microsoft also has some catching up to do, with Windows Phone 7 holding a mere 2% market share, as opposed to Android's estimated 32.5% market share.