This time, he claimed that Microsoft would be buying Nokia’s smartphone business and use it to produce its own Windows Phones, dropping the Nokia brand. But just by looking at his first tweet, we can find something odd:
Steve Balmer, Andy Lees and Stephen Elop, Kai Ostamo will meet in Las Vegas to finalize agreement about Nokia smartphone unit. Bye Nokia
â€” Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) Januar 5, 2012
Yeah, only that Andy Lees isn’t President of Windows Phone anymore. And if you needed any further proof, Nokia UK has confirmed for Slashgear:
Weâ€™ve put these rumours to rest a long time ago. The focus for Nokia is on executing on our partnership around Windows Phone and growing the ecosystem, and each company has the tools they need to do so.
So, to say it again: Microsoft will not buy Nokia. That’s it.