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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 23, 2011

Nokia Bangalore Employees May Lose Jobs [Ref: MS-Nokia Deal]

Nokia took a decision to switch the primary operating system for their phones from Symbian to Windows7 and that means lot of Symbian related projects will go back to Finland. It may result into job cuts at Nokia's Bangalore office. TOI Reports.

Nokia's Symbian developers feel cheated by Nokia's shifting policy. Earlier Nokia wanted to go with Symbian, then brought MeeGo and now they're on Windows Mobile Operating Sytem. Nokia employs about 6,500 people in its R&D setup, out of which about 40% are in India. "About 50% are in the software research and development while the rest are in hardware division. But none of the jobs are expected to be affected in India. Support for Symbian phones would continue and we expect to sell 150 million more Symbian phones this year," said a Nokia India spokeswoman.

I believe Samsung, Apple and other rivals are eating Nokia's lunch. Nokia seriously needs innovation in the Tablet/Smartphone market.

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