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Stephen Elop backs Windows Phone strategy despite plunges in firm's share price and forecasts of falling market share.

This article titled “Nokia chief dismisses Samsung bid rumours” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 9th June 2011 10.28 UTC

Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop dismissed as “baseless” rumours that the electronics giant Samsung is bidding for the company in London on Thursday.

Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit, Elop said that “all the rumours are baseless” and reiterated Nokia’s intention to create a third smartphone ecosystem to compete with Apple’s iPhone and Google’s dominant Android mobile operating system.

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