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Nokia to axe 4,000 more jobs, improve production efficiency

08 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia to axe 4,000 more jobs, improve production efficiency - read the full textToday, Nokia announced that it's going to cut 4,000 more jobs at its factories in Hungary, Mexico and Finland in an effort to improve the production efficiency of said plants. The company plans on moving a larger part of the production of its smartphones to Asia, which it says will help reduce the...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-10 04:18 from P@FC - click to readfantastic comment dear....thanx

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  • 2013-01-18 09:38
  • vwes

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-09 17:17 from P@1G - click to readthey could triple their wages,,and they would still be lower than the average

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  • 2012-02-10 13:05
  • HXi8

More than 90 percent of Nokia phones in developing countries are counterfeit. Those 4000 employees will hopefully improve these phones to Semi-Counterfeit and nurture a market that Nokia has failed to exploit!

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  • 2012-02-10 10:18
  • N9WV

Nokia should cut 4,000 engineers but not workers. There are many new Nokia models not moving here in China. Consumers select Samsung & HTC only.

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  • 2012-02-10 04:18
  • P@FC

4000 people that must be very happy of Eflop's decision to be different by going with WP7! You go with a market leader, not a compnay that thinks that coming 3rd is a great achievement.

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  • 2012-02-10 01:43
  • mxS9

Nokia will never win back the market share by making Andriod ph. Perhaps they'll lose their market share faster than ever. Why? Very simple, is there any "Me Too" product that can survive in the market?

There are more than enough OEM for Andriod in the market and Nokia moving to andriod will be a suicide move.

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  • 2012-02-09 18:08
  • w7nC

> In reply to owen @ 2012-02-09 12:57 from HX5B - click to readChina to raise minimum wage by more than 80% by 2015.

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  • 2012-02-09 17:17
  • P@1G

if you ganna buy a nokia smart phone remember to buy a latest pc.unless you will never update the phone's main software.

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  • 2012-02-09 15:10
  • iwpJ

eflop and his old grandad seniors should be kicked out hes taking bribe from microsoft

i pray nokia to loose another 8000 jobs
its time to join android thro ur windows in the dusbin meego maemo android symbian

nokia makes cheap phones for poor people

8800 arte series is are dead

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  • 2012-02-09 14:29
  • 0CD8

> In reply to End of era @ 2012-02-09 08:34 from Xp6C - click to readMeltemi, s40 replacement.

Too focused on smartphone segment, they forgot about their featurephone fans.

Tough move to pull off on a market which thinks that America is the only country that matters.

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  • 2012-02-09 13:48
  • P@1G

no surprise at all..happining all over the world in all industries.. I had an e63 that had "made in Korea "on it,,but all phones I've had since have " made in China " from Nokia to Samsung to lg to se.. the world. can't compete with Chinese wages,,fact... I live in Australia, we manufacturer nothing here anymore.. if a phone were to be made here the price would be 100 times more than Chinese made..fact

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  • 2012-02-09 12:57
  • HX5B

> In reply to End of era @ 2012-02-09 08:34 from Xp6C - click to readwhat's the matter with China? That is best place to move to - skilled workers - low salaries. That is bigger profit for Nokia. They need money urgently. Microsoft will not subsidize them forever.

However my point was that Nokia (as almost everyone) can make any hardware. The big problem is how to sell the cheapest device with the biggest profit. Nokia did that for ten years, before Apple came and claimed that market.

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  • 2012-02-09 12:50
  • Svec

anybody know about the new fpage headphones

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  • 2012-02-09 12:46
  • 0yYC

As far as I know, Nokia non-smart phone majority are made in plant like Foxconn, N-series and Lumia is made in Europe. So if they want to follow Apple way of design to manufacturing lead time (read NYT reports on that), it make sense to move to China to reduce the time it take for its products to reach market.

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  • 2012-02-09 09:51
  • PU{5

Just switch the OS to Android and see the result. Nokia is my fav brand. I just dont want Nokia to let down in the market. Please switch the OS to ANDROID.

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  • 2012-02-09 09:39
  • BgdP

> In reply to Raghu @ 2012-02-08 22:58 from IaHH - click to readNokia switch ur OS to Andriod like samsung did and now its on the top.

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  • 2012-02-09 09:18
  • ITVU

> In reply to simple user @ 2012-02-09 08:00 from Svec - click to readNokia phones are no more expensive than Samsung or Apple.

Hopefully shifting to Asia doesn't mean China.

Nokia should have recognised that there were two market segement beginning to arise from 2005 onwards - smartphones and non-smart phones. If they have recognised that earlier, they would not rely on their overall sale to justify their dominance.

Nokia's strength has always been developing excellent phone with good hardware, build quality and a responsive and easy interface ie non-smartphone phones, which they still do.

What Nokia should have done, is to continue making excellent non-smartphone phones to boost their sales, while learning how to compete in the smartphone race.

Eventually they should win their throne back and if not, they would still have customer's respect and loyalty.

Time will tell if Nokia is too far gone....

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  • 2012-02-09 08:34
  • Xp6C

Well Nokia I have been your loyal user for almost 15 years but I agree with one of the comments here you want to be on the top again so make right move and switch to android than your sales will shoot up. You don't need marketing genius to figure it out. You always had right hardware so switch to right OS

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  • 2012-02-09 08:31
  • K7eu

Dear GSMArena - what Nokia investment you are talking about? All transition to WP was payed by microsoft. There is only one reason for job cuts - dreadful sales.

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  • 2012-02-09 08:03
  • Svec

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-09 04:08 from U}}5 - click to readlol, the problem is not that Nokia can't make hardware with GHz CPU or Android - they can. Problem is that they can't do it cheaper than Samsung or even Apple.

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  • 2012-02-09 08:00
  • Svec

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