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Nokia has responded to a recent ZDNet Mobile News article that pointed out the partnership with Microsoft, the owner of Skype, is causing trouble with the carriers affecting sales of the Lumia phones. In that article Nokia watcher Tomi Ahonen used comments by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to gather he was claiming sales were lost due to the Skype deal.
Rather than state that the Microsoft partnership (and owner of Skype) is causing carriers to pass on the Lumia, Elop is admitting itís causing problems that require additional negotiation with carriers. In his recorded comments it seems Nokia is telling carriers that perhaps they can use Skype to get additional revenue from Lumia buyers.