If you needed any more indication that Nokia is shaking in their boots thanks to the recent news of Google’s planned merger with Motorola Mobility, look no further than Stephen Elop’s statement today while speaking at a seminar in Helinski. Seems Mr. Elop isn’t all too happy about the recent news and was nice enough to give Android’s OEM’s this foreboding warning,
“If I happened to be someone who was an Android manufacturer or an operator, or anyone with a stake in that environment, I would be picking up my phone and calling certain executives at Google and say, ‘I see signs of danger ahead.’ The very first reaction I had was very clearly the importance of the third ecosystem and the importance of the partnership that we announced on February 11, it is more clear than ever.”
Apparently, Nokia is still trying to convince everyone that they are still relevant in the mobile landscape. Still, even with Android’s dream team (HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG and Samsung) all voicing their approval for the merger, the eerily uniform statements makes me wonder if they really are on the same page as Google.