VP of engineering Vic Gundotra tweets not-so-cryptic message for #feb11, harking back to a classic Anssi Vanjoki quote.
Mounting speculation suggests that Nokia will announce at least a partial switch to using the Windows Phone 7 smartphone OS this Friday. However, an alternative would be Android.
Perhaps not. Read this tweet from Google's VP of engineering Vic Gundotra, who is heavily involved with the company's Android operation - he gave the Android keynote presentation at the Google I/O conference last year:
'#feb11 "Two turkeys do not make an Eagle".'
Gundotra himself put quote marks around that phrase, and it touched off a memory in our heads. A quick hunt around the internet, and we discovered why. Read this story on DigiTimes from June 2005, when Nokia's Anssi Vanjoki was asked for his opinion on Siemens selling its handset division to BenQ.
"Two turkeys together won’t make an eagle," said Vanjoki.
Wow. It's fair to surmise from this that Nokia won't be announcing any Android phones this Friday, unless Gundotra is having a joke at the Twittersphere's expense while throwing journalists off the scent.
Still, you have to admire his attention to historical detail, even if Vanjoki is no longer at Nokia to feel the sting of the barb. Which, by the way, we suspect has its roots in Vanjoki's comparison earlier this year of Android handset makers to boys who "pee in their pants" to keep warm during Winter.