Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia's newly promoted executive vice president in charge of the Mobile Solutions unit, batted down any suggestion that the company will use Google's Android platform. In a post on Nokia Conversations, Vanjoki said:
Symbian and MeeGo are the best software for our smartest devices. As such, we have no plans to use any other software. Despite rumors to the contrary, there are no plans to introduce an Android device from Nokia.
Ben Popper at BNET says Vanjoki's post reveals that besides possessing a fighting spirit, Nokia has no idea how succeed in the modern smartphone market. Developers are clearly focused on market penetration and the perception is that iPhone and Android have the best marketplace for apps. Kevin C. Tofel at GigaOM makes the argument that Nokia really has no compelling reason to use MeeGo. Tofel offers that if Nokia threw its support behind Android, it would actually allow the handset maker to reduce its development costs while also maintaining its hardware design strengths.