Nokia 'Plan B' investor letter was an engineer's hoax

An open letter purporting to come from a group of disgruntled Nokia investors was a hoax, according to Twitter posts to which the group's website now automatically redirects.The letter had laid out a series of objections to Nokia's Windows Phone 7 tie-in with Microsoft, claiming that the nine young investors involved would attempt at the company's Annual General Meeting in May to oust Stephen Elop from his position at the top of the Finnish handset manufacturer.

An open letter purporting to come from a group of disgruntled Nokia investors was a hoax, according to Twitter posts to which the group's website now automatically redirects.

The letter had laid out a series of objections to Nokia's Windows Phone 7 tie-in with Microsoft, claiming that the nine young investors involved would attempt at the company's Annual General Meeting in May to oust Stephen Elop from his position at the top of the Finnish handset manufacturer.

However, those visiting the Nokia Plan B website will now find themselves redirected to a pair of tweets reading, respectively, "in case it's not 100% clear by now: #NokiaPlanB is a hoax" and "there are no 'nine young investors', just one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone".

The tweets were published on Wednesday, with the 'Nokia Plan B' Twitter account bearing, in its biography field, the words "not a real plan".

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