Intel CEO Paul Otellini doesn’t think Nokia made the right choice when it came to going with Windows Phone over Android. It’s an odd statement from Otellini considering that Nokia and Intel were working together on MeeGo and the move to Windows Phone means that its own MeeGo OS is going by the wayside too.
According to Otellini Nokia went with Microsoft’s mobile OS thanks to a “huge” sum of money offered to secure the deal. That tidbit comes by way of the Manila Bulletin Newspaper. I think that Nokia would have had handsets that are more popular had they chosen Android.
However, Nokia has stated that it felt it would not be able to standout in the Android market. That is understandable and honestly, I am not sure if Nokia is capable of standing out in any market with some of the most boring handsets around.