Engadget reports that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said in his speech the the Mobile World Congress that Nokia's "first priority is beating Android."
Forbes reports that the selection of Windows Phone 7 as Nokia primary smartphone strategy and this war against Android is because "the viral popularity of Google’s Android platform. Elop spent much of the hour-long event, which was held in a dimly-lit Barcelona casa, emphasizing the threat that Android poses to all the players in the mobile ecosystem should it be allowed to grow too dominant. Android’s rapid growth, said Elop, could turn the mobile industry into a duopoly, split between Android and Apple’s iOS devices."
This argument from Nokia is totally ludicrous. There was a time, not so long ago, that they were the "Android" of Mobile Operating Systems. In fact, Android has not yet reached the heights that the Symbian OS once held.
It looks like this is an extension of the Microsoft v. Google fight. Someone should remind Mr. Elop that he is CEO of Nokia and not Microsoft. His priority should be to make Nokia No. 1.