Nokia or price?
There are obvious questions raised about this choice for Tele Atlas instead of Navteq. Many bloggers seem to believe it is due to Nokia having bought NAVTEQ. It might be the case, but it also might be due to pricing issues. As far as their financial results were public, NAVTEQ demonstrated it was a very profitable company while Tele Atlas was barely making money. Rather than anything else it is highly possible that Google chose Tele Atlas because they were less expensive. Map data has a cost and getting the best deal is part of the game - for Google too.