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Nokia Confirms Microsoft Partnership With YouTube Video

Nokia’s official announcement is due any minute, but a YouTube video posted by the company confirms its plans to partner with Microsoft.

Irony alert: YouTube is owned by Nokia beauty contest loser Google.

But, in the short video, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer only outline the barest of details.

The announcement came ahead of an investor meeting scheduled for noon London time (4 am PT). Mobilized will be there with live coverage.

Update: It’s now officially official, with a joint letter from the two CEOs posted on Nokia’s Web site.

Here’s the video:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus