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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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> In reply to Afra33 @ 2013-01-18 13:56 from MRdq - click to readYou have a few good points but going for windows 8 wasn't that bad a decision, main mistake was to ditch symbian, which is still one of the most efficient OS out there and one of the most capable & mature OS. but not going for Android was a good decision since Samsung, HTC and couple of others have already quite an experience in handling that so if you need to beat the competition, joining the same gravy train wasn't going to cut it, had to go for something different. Good thing is that WM8 isn't that bad as i expected it would be, they have done a really good job with it. it is still new, give it sometime, I think they would do good and we have already started seeing results. Nokia isn't going anywhere, it is here to stay, laying off all these people, will have its effects felt in a years time when they will have lower costs. its a step in the right direction. Wait and Watch, good luck Nokia

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  • 2013-01-18 14:30
  • 95Yg

> In reply to N3KO @ 2013-01-18 13:41 from DP1f - click to readYeah and let me guess: your laptop's running...linux?

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  • 2013-01-18 14:22
  • Tk1M

android has many tools disappeared to make it user friendly. many application's tools has been disappeared to make it easy for user. i like when it is usedforaphones, but for a serious job, it is sometimes a big lost to me

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  • 2013-01-18 14:20
  • PRWT

nokia you still rememeber window version from 6 mobile, how it is not a userfriendly to user.i still ve my 6.5 window pro withme and it is so user unfriendly.i ve to go many step before i get my thing done. now w8 is much better but still is not good enough for phones.remember what is you famous of. CONNECTING PEOPLE. your user friendly phone. even mygrandpa like it and refuse to change to old NOKIA.i dont see it now in nokia

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  • 2013-01-18 14:07
  • PRWT

youcan make a serious comeback if you sell a product which a product is designed to be. microsoft design their platform for working, so its complex and not user friendly.w8 is meant for working as it designed by microsoft.then how can it is possible for people using it intheir4 inch doing their office.many w8 is sold by microsoft,you ve the record from yourpartner,in a tablet form and laptop make a change if you insist on windows.

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  • 2013-01-18 13:57
  • PRWT

-How stupid you have to be to parter with Microsoft?

-How stupid you have to be to sack Symbian (29% Market Share) for Windows Phone (2% Market Share)?

-How stupid you have to be for sacking MeeGo (open OS) for WP (closed OS)?

When is this company going to close its doors?

I would say no longer than 1-2 years from now!

They get what they deserve!

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  • 2013-01-18 13:56
  • MRdq

> In reply to X @ 2013-01-18 13:44 from Am9Y - click to readcorrections: X6, not X8. The SGS 1 I kept it for 2 years(until I got the current SGS 3).

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  • 2013-01-18 13:45
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-18 11:48 from mjPY - click to readJust FYI, before going for SGS 1 I had a Nokia X8. For a month!!!

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  • 2013-01-18 13:44
  • Am9Y

this is what happens when you trust Microsoft.....NOTHING GOOD

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  • 2013-01-18 13:41
  • DP1f

It is wise to include call function on it, to compete against note 10 inch from samsung. Try it, it may not work well but at least it is better than repeating the old things again. Success

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  • 2013-01-18 12:45
  • PRWW

Sorry asus uses core i7 clocked at 1.9 gz on their taichi running on windows. U should go the same to maintain the cost so as to remain attractive. Don't go anything below that coz your fund would be wasted. Don't go too many segmented market like samsung. As it makes you fund everywhere.inject your top music technology in it. I miss my n95. The camera maybe just good to keep the price down.

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  • 2013-01-18 12:38
  • PRWT

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-01-17 19:17 from tt1y - click to readBut does Nokia knows that it's fan core based majority doesn't like WP and MS too..?

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  • 2013-01-18 12:14
  • iwtW

I think you should at least go for quadcore bro min core i7 not atom. I think it is wise to be ahead of people than behind people. The best processor used now is 1.7 gz quadcore maybe you should go slightly above them so as to reduce cost . I understand that well.

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  • 2013-01-18 12:11
  • PRWV

The death of nokia was chosen by themselves.Nokia underestimated Samsung and Apple.With the touchscreen revolution in 07-08,nokia was dull,same with dual sim phones.Nokia remained silent.
They forced people to use Windows phone,
they should atleast tried Android OS,as it famous OS.

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  • 2013-01-18 11:54
  • 7j{$

> In reply to X @ 2013-01-18 11:20 from Am9Y - click to read"the best Nokia processor was an Arm11 434Mhz processor" try harder next time:) are talking about what, numbers?:), I made my point a few rows below and about that phones you comparred(with that time OS) they where the true kings...of lag

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  • 2013-01-18 11:48
  • mjPY

Samsung is selling the phone in Millons & here nokia keep sacking the people..... God bless nokia......

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  • 2013-01-18 11:27
  • vGH4

Don't cry for Nokia! They asked for it. When iPhone 4 and SGS 1(from 2010) had 1GHz processors, the best Nokia processor was an Arm11 434Mhz processor. Nokia's first 1GHz processor was launched with Nokia 500 at the end of 2011, beginning of last year, more than a year after Samsung and Apple. By that time, Samsung and Apple were on the dual cores.

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  • 2013-01-18 11:20
  • Am9Y

no matter whats going over there..... we love nokia

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  • 2013-01-18 10:57
  • s8Gd

I wouldn't be surprised to see Nokia team up with Mozilla once the Firefox OS is ready to be released. Would be a smart move in my opinion.

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  • 2013-01-18 10:46
  • mJjK

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