Nokia on Friday announced it forged an alliance with Microsoft to help both companies compete with Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Unfortunately it looks like Nokia might have used desktop software from one of its smartphone rivals to make part of that announcement.
I’m not so sure that the soundtrack’s presence is a smoking gun that points to Nokia using iMovie to produce the video, but it at least makes that a clear possibility. At the very least it is safe to assume that an Apple workstation was in the mix at some point. (Final Cut Studio, anyone?)
The loop itself can be used by anyone who creates movies on a Mac, as long as it is for noncommercial use.
It might be a little embarrassing for Microsoft, but can Nokia really be faulted for using royalty-free music or a Mac to produce video?
The company’s profit declined in the fourth quarter despite an increase in sales. CEO Elrop (the guy from the video) went as far as comparing the company’s situation to standing on a burning oil platform in the North Sea in a memo leaked by Engadget.