For all you folks that were wondering like we did how in the world Microsoft convinced Nokia to go with Windows Phone 7 over Android, now we know. According to a report by Bloomberg, Microsoft will pay Nokia more than a billion dollars to promote and develop Windows-based handsets. This actually makes things really clear because while Nokia may have believed that Android was the superior OS and could ultimately make them more money they had to go with the guaranteed money and who could blame them. Plus, those Nokia Windows Phone 7 concepts were hot.
According to the report the deal still hasn’t been signed yet but should be soon. I don’t know how this will work out for Nokia but I think they made the best business move if not the most popular one.