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No Androids From Nokia

4:20 AM -- Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) has "no plans" to introduce a Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android device, said the Finnish phone maker's new head of mobile solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, in a passionate blog post, despite rumors to the contrary. He said that Symbian and MeeGo are the best software platforms for Nokia devices.

Vanjoki called his post "The fightback starts now," which basically says it all about Nokia's position in the smartphone market. But he went on to hammer that point home when he said: "There is no denying, that as a challenger now, we have a fight on our hands."

This isn't a new fight for Nokia, thanks to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s meteoric rise in the market. But now it is clearer than ever that the company will go into battle with just two software platforms in its arsenal -- Symbian and MeeGo -- and not Android. (See Nokia Feels High-End Heat in Q2 Warning , Does iPhone 4 Dash Nokia's High-End Hopes? , Nokia's Not Giving Up on Symbian, and Gadget Watch: Nokia Has Symbian 3 Phone.)

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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