Nokia to cut thousands of jobs, Google reminds it is hiring

By Emil
Feb 11, 2011
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  1. Part of the announcement that Nokia has switched its primary smartphone platform to Windows Phone is that the Symbian mobile operating system is being slowly phased out. As a result, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop confirmed the company will be cutting jobs. In Finland, the numbers may be quite significant.

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  2. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 486   +10

    Although I have not read anything contray to Nokia not doing any Android phones, I think it will be completely lame for them to primarily make Windows Phone 7 phones.

    There is opportunity for them to help Microsoft move the development of the new OS in a better direction, keeping it even more competitive with the competition. More frequent updates and fixes hopefully. Opeing up development closer to the metal like with .NET rather than just silverlight and XNA...

    I wonder how down sizing such a large work force will affect the market... I guess they are trying to stem the tide of decline, and will settle for enought to keep profitable rather than trying to stay tops...
  3. Even though sometimes change is important in one's life, why won't the Finnish government elements go find a new job, too?
  4. yowanvista

    yowanvista Newcomer, in training Posts: 82

    Firing Symbian Devs?
  5. It is very sad. I was looking forward to a Nokia device with Android. Oh, well. To bad.

    I am sure they will have mega success with Microsoft telling them what to do.
  6. former Nokia engineer Ari Jaaski, who joined HP's WebOS team in October, posted the following to his blog under the title "You CAN Make A Difference":
    http://jaaksi.blogspot.com/2011/02/you-can-make-difference.html

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/02/11/businessinsider-hp-and-google-reach-out-to-frustrated-nokia-engineers-2011-2.DTL
  7. Elop is going exclusively with Windows Phone. Bad choice - this will mark the final step towards Nokia ending in the bit bucket.

    Symbian is a good OS. Meego had a lot of potential.
  8. In fact, Symbian sucks hard.
  9. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    The win7 deal better pay off, which it will, MS has the bankroll and resources to make it successful (disregard the Kin)


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