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.