So it happened. Mr Elop decided to make financial geeks happy and disappoint all devoted Nokia fans at the same time by announcing “strategic partnership” with Microsoft.
What struck me today in the morning, once such bold announcement has been made, is that no earlier than few months ago Mr Elop has been quite positive about future of Nokia in context of MeeGo in one of the interviews he gave. What had to happen in-between to suddenly make him claim Nokia as “burning platform” and need to “join an ecosystem” remains unclear. Yet I suspect his Microsoft roots had some influence here but we'll never know.