Nokia "Plan-B" was just a hoax

When the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft was announced earlier this week, there was a mix of emotions. There was a lot of negative feedback about the deal from investors, engineers and even loyal Nokia consumers.

There was one situation that managed to grasp headlines around the Internet, titled "Nokia Plan-B." The original story told us that nine investors were rallying against the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft, and was going to force Stephen Elop, CEO and Present of Nokia, out of his position and try to restructure the deal between the two companies to allow both Windows Phone 7 and Symbian to co-exist.

However, on Wednesday the Nokia Plan-B twitter account posted two tweets:

in case it's not 100% clear by now: #NokiaPlanB is a hoax

there are no 'nine young investors', just one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone

The website www.nokiaplans.com was also restructured to show a list of strange mockups of weird ideas, including a Nokia branded airplane (Plan E), Nokia tires (Plan C) and even a random sentence generator that spits out strange sayings like "Sell tires to Batman" and "Sell Steve Ballmer to Microsoft" (Plan X).

So who started this all? No one really knows exactly who started it, just a very bored engineer who likes his iPhone.

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Not having a Plan B is a dangerous business stratergy, no matter how confident you are you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket.

thealexweb said,
Not having a Plan B is a dangerous business stratergy, no matter how confident you are you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket.

And we know nokia has no plan B (or c to z for that matter) because there is no promo website for it? right.

The Symbian workers would be on the way out anyways, even if Nokia went android and not WP7 it wouldn't have changed. Making the move from Symbian over to SL/XNA on the WP7 should be pretty damn easy for any Symbian devs I would think, as for the OS team, it's not like Symbian is going to die in a few months, they'll still need to support it for the cheapo dumbphones that it runs on for a good deal of time more.