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Nokia sacks 300 IT employees, transfers 820 to other companies

17 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia sacks 300 IT employees,  transfers 820 to other companies - read the full textNokia is still not over the hard times. The company sold its headquarters and leased it back, laid off 1000 factory workers in Finland, slashed another 4000 but still promised to open up to 4000 new jobs in its Vietnam-based factory. Nokia's international IT organization that will now have to...


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for these people who are crying around here saying nokia should join android why don't they buy android running devices, simple..
I'm tired of hearing 'nokia join android blah blah blah...'

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  • 2013-01-17 20:23
  • fu$Z

I'm gonna miss Nokia .. Well not by much .. Just saying ... :]

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  • 2013-01-17 20:17
  • fvBB

nokia, a falling angel... plz someone help her...

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  • 2013-01-17 20:15
  • U{73

god bless nokia....

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  • 2013-01-17 20:13
  • Bw@x

So they are laying off people, why is it that bad? It's their company, their plans, they can do whatever the hell they want to do with it. It's not like other companies don't lay people off.

Some(read most) people here need to visit this page:

www. urbandictionary. com/define.php?term=android%20fanboy

(remove the spaces droidsters)

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  • 2013-01-17 20:03
  • vbx2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-17 19:42 from Rn6R - click to readI kind of have the same feeling. Every company will do the same. Sacrifice workers for the Company to make more profit. But right now i thin Nokia is planing to be like all others. Move everything in a cheaper place (China, Vietnam, Indonesia:-??) So, europe will loose a company. And this will go on, soon Asia will have a way stronger economy then all the globe. Expect that! In 20 years you samdung lovers will have to learn some Chinese if you want to eat something::). I hope will not have to work by then!

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  • 2013-01-17 20:01
  • L7gu

Nokia has sold 4million smart phones but they dont get ebough profit through this as this destributes between in several partners which are playing in making lumnia phones like processor company and microsoft..

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  • 2013-01-17 19:59
  • uZH@

> In reply to emadshiny @ 2013-01-17 19:40 from pT6c - click to readNokia need to learn how to maek a modern smartphone first, you have to see the Lumia 920 to believe it, its insanely big, and yet has a small display and tiny battery.

The worst i seen of 920 was a hands on vs the Xperia Z, the 920 is so enormous, even with the 5 inch display of the Z it was dwarfed by Lumia 920! Nokia is too low tech, using so simple materials and cant fit whats needed inside a modern compact strong body. They have a long way to go, i would not buy an android phone like the 920, no way, its so poorly made.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:58
  • vaN}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-17 19:56 from kg3U - click to readCurrently they don't make enough Lumia 920. That thing sells out everywhere.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:56
  • kg3U

Nokia is still in the progress of shipping out Lumia 920 and Lumia 620 to other countries. They will do well once they got those out.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:56
  • kg3U

I don't know why everyone is hating on Nokia and MS. Ppl are bashing a company for cutting back its workforce to cope with global recession and low market share?? I think they are doing what needs to be done and I don't know why anyone would argue that.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:54
  • Rsvh

Just like Blackberry, Nokia has a uphill battle to fight against apple, and samsung. Despite selling 4 million smart phones in q4, this was probably in the works for the past 3 months. (employee lay offs). I once worked at ebay. Were they laid off 700 employees. The plan to lay them off was in the works 1 year prior to them laying us off. So this is no surprise. I do believe Nokia will bounce back within the next 3 years.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:42
  • Rn6R

Damn you Nokia, instead of firing ITs, just sack your CEO and join the Android club.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:41
  • 0Zri

just tell me NOKIA, if you'll move to android and introduce a hot phone as soon as possible, i will remain your lover. if not, then i'll move to Sony.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:40
  • pT6c

Nokia plz choose android while still there is time

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  • 2013-01-17 19:35
  • YMw9

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-01-17 19:17 from tt1y - click to readi think you did not read what i wrote: i said that tomorrow nokia must switch to android. windows have very few clients

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  • 2013-01-17 19:34
  • 0Cb2

oh dear nokia will be joining woolworths and HMV. the way there going.soon Android will be the only OS. Apple loosing share prices. and lack of sales for iphone 5. its all going down the kermit. Well except for Android which is going from strength to strenght.

75% of handsets worldwide run Android so what does that tell you.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:33
  • mqMt

This is really sad news for NOKIA and its employees. IT is the technical brain-stem of the company, some of whom were laid-off last year and form Jolla. What will take place hereafter? This is sad news for NOKIA fans like myself.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:28
  • N80A

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-01-17 19:17 from tt1y - click to read"and more possible never even when"

What does even this actually mean?

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  • 2013-01-17 19:24
  • AIb5

> In reply to sssssssss @ 2013-01-17 19:08 from 0Cb2 - click to readI don't think, people will never buy a MS phone, and more possible never even when nokia is under them. Nokia has its own fan base, and believe me, most of them don't like MS, and MS knows that, the moment they buy Nokia, Lumia will go down, and so will WP. Just my view.

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  • 2013-01-17 19:17
  • tt1y

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