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Nokia announces major restructuring; 10,000 jobs could be lost by 2013

0. phoneArena 14 Jun 2012, 03:10 posted on

Nokia has released a statement Thursday morning that says it will cut up to 10,000 jobs and close its factory in Salo by the end of 2013 in a bid to 'sharpen its strategy, improve its operating model and return the company to profitable growth'...

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posted on 14 Jun 2012, 03:27 11

1. FoneAddict (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Watching Nokia is like watching a car crash in slow motion. Their stubbornness in sticking with Windows Phone as their only supported platform will be their downfall.

Sad to see a once great company be driven to the ground by a Microsoft mole in Stephen Elop.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 03:48 5

2. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


i know i hate stephen elop so much

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 04:59 8

5. Android2627 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


That 10,000 People wont Buy a Nokia for sure!!!!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 04:17 2

3. tarozeero (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Nokia still manufacturing Symbian devices?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 05:28 3

8. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


yep, being a wp7 oem is even worse than oems that only use android. At least android has a huge marketshare, I still have only seen one person using a windows phone so far.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 05:56 1

9. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Lol at the jealousy of fandroids here crying because Nokia gave no love for your laggy OS haha

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:12 1

14. MartyK (Posts: 688; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


They are crying because they hate to see a once great company go down the drain, see unlike most lovers of the other OS, we android fans loves a great competition, cause that means better things for all of us ( Andies,IOS, Windows...).thus,the more manufactures, means more great products.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 04:31 4

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


What a wreck! Elop has done quite a number on Nokia. How the mighty have fallen.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 05:00 1

6. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Hopefully Nokia has to come back... :)

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 05:17 3

7. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Job cuts wont do the magic for you nokia. Come up with something new.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 05:57 1

10. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Lol at the jealousy of fandroids here crying because Nokia gave no love for your laggy OS haha

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 07:27

11. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Those people at n okia who lost their jobs will head to samsung or apple nect.
Big mistake for nokia.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 07:28 2

12. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Nothing brings me more to Earth than job losses. I still believe in WP, and can see the future as bright for Nokia. I also could see this restructuring happening no matter what. Nokia was overbloated, and that was a huge reason they contracted out Symbian support as they phased it out. Not like I know, but I am willing to bet most of these job losses are due to trimming the R&D from their software department, and the production lines for Symbian devices.

Will give a small prayer for those getting the bad news, or maybe even worse, waiting over the next few months to get the message. I have been through this in 2006 with the automobile industry, and my Wife (retail manager) is going through it right now, as her store may be closed and she might be out of work. This is not fun times.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 07:31 2

13. cdgoin (Posts: 363; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Anyone remember when Motorola was on its deathbed..? They are only Android now and have a relationship tighter, but similar to the one MS has with Nokia. In the end Nokia will have the last laugh when thier Lumia series increases taking market share. Everyone seems to forget they were so far behind in teh smartphone market before the deal with MS it wasn't funny. Most Symbian phones they sold weren't smart phones but feature phones. The Lumia series are doing more for them than any of their previous "smartphones". So don't count them out right now, they could easily make a comeback as the premiere manufacturer for WindowsPhone8.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:30 2

15. MartyK (Posts: 688; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Everyone keeps saying window phone will make a come back, it will take down the big two (Android & Apple).

1.Android fans--Loves customize, the power of the hardware,the ability to create roms / Tinkers

2.Apple Fans--Loves simplicity, Applications.

The question is, who will window8 take customers from?, who are they targeting to be their customer?.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 21:21

17. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Lmao the ability to create roms ? Typical android fans here are nothing more than follow the instruction leechers.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 13:41 1

16. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


How is that Windows OS working out for them?

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