Elop, Ballmer Give Nokia-Microsoft Accord Hard Sell in Barcelona

Both companies are trying to make up ground lost to Apple's iPhone and handsets based on Android

(Bloomberg) — Nokia Oyj Chief Executive Stephen Elop tried yesterday in Barcelona to defend his decision to join forces with Microsoft Corp., a move that's wiped 5.7 billion euros ($7.7 billion) off the company's market value in two days.

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