The inevitable job cuts.

Nokia announced yesterday it would be cutting 7000 from it’s workforce – 3000 transferred to Accenture, a consulting firm which has along relationship with Nokia, and 4000 will be looking for another job. Nokia is trying to save 1 billion euros / year with the cuts.

Nokia announces next step in transformation

These cuts will affect employees working on Symbian, and will see some employees retrained for work on windows phone, or moved to other departments. The cuts and moves are to happen through 2012 in stages as Nokia switches focus to windows phone. The Accenture employees will continue Symbian development through 2012. No news made much mention of MeeGo or Qt.

In all this Nokia is making Windows Phone it’s focus and is presenting this as a hard step of progress in the road to seeing Nokia Windows Phones available in stores. many are seeing it as the next step in the death of Symbian, And Nokia putting all their eggs in one basket and racing to adopt a system which looks good, but that’s all it does.

Nokia will be providing help at various levels to help employees being made redundant to find other jobs.

Meanwhile, I hope to be posting more development based stuff here again, possibly for Qt and Windows Phone, in the next few days.

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About bluechrism

I am a software developer with most professional experience in the Windows .Net realm and I'm currently a WPF developer with Starkey Labs. However, I have wanted for some time to start the mobile developer journey properly and being an N900 owner, this was to be in the realm of QT. Job hunting, moving to Minnesota and changing jobs put my plans on hold 6-12 months but things are starting to settle now, just as I'm getting sorted to start some things, Microsoft and Nokia merge. This blog is about my novice mobile development experiences and hopefully will end up complete with links to download some apps on various platforms, but obviously by the name, Sybian, Maemo/Meego and Windows Mobile. In other stuff, I am English, I support Everton FC, I have visited Glastonbury music festival 5 times and recommend it to anyone. I am married and my wife and i have a dog called Friday.
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