Microsoft and Intel have been husband and wife in the PC business for as long as the PC business has existed, so it is quite a shocker when Intel CEO Paul Otellini goes on record to say that Nokia’s choice to partner up with Windows Phone 7 was a mistake. In a London analyst meeting, Reuters reports that Otellini said “I wouldn’t have made the decision he made, I would probably have gone to Android if I were [Stephen Elop].” Intel’s head honcho takes it a step further to say that Nokia dropped Intel-Nokia lovechild MeeGo after Microsoft offered to push a hefty amount of Benjis across the table to seal the deal. U mad, Paul? After trash-talking the decision some more, Otellini concluded that Intel would find another partner for MeeGo because “carriers still want a third ecosystem.” Third? Ouch, talk about completely brushing off Windows Phone 7 as a player in the game. Yup, he mad. Meanwhile, in Redmondpoo…
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