Rumor: Microsoft buying Nokia smartphone division. Nokia CEO Elop exiting at end of 2012

This is just a rumor from a single source – from a Twitter tweet, no less. But, stranger things have happened (like Google buying Motorola Mobility). So, here goes… as reported by the Global Post. Eldar Murtazi,, editor-in-chief Analyst, tweeted that Microsoft will buy Nokia’s smartphone division.

Reports: Microsoft to buy Nokia smartphone division

Murtazi also tweeted that: Stephen Elop will be resign as Nokia CEO in 2012.

So, there you go! Is there any actual truth to these two rumors? Nokia’s stock performance (or lack thereof) makes the second rumor tweeted seem likely. But, the first? Hmm…