When the CEO of a company involved in a deal like this is reduced to whining "I am not a Trojan Horse", it's a sure sign of how questionable the deal really was.
So, now the truth starts to trickle out. From what ComputerWorld reports, it seems that Microsoft won the Nokia deal on "merit" - the "merit" of their money, that is. A few billion dollars, outbidding Google in the process.
I can only hope that the latter part of the story is correct, and that Nokia will rush to get some kind of Windows 7 Phone device out as quickly as possible. Rushing such a development is a sure way to produce a shoddy product, as one would assume Microsoft had already learned with their own botched attempt. What was that monstrosity called? "Kink", or something like that?