Nokia Workers Walk Out Over Deal to Use Windows Phone 7

Posted by at 11:13 am on February 11, 2011

Reports from Finland have noted that hundreds of Nokia workers, possibly as many as 1,000, have walked out of Nokia’s Tampere office in protest at the decision to go with Windows Phone per the The International Business Times. Most of them are believed to work on Symbian and are objecting to upcoming job cuts that will almost certainly scale back the software team as Nokia exits Symbian on smartphones.

The Tampere office was already expected to be closed, but over half of the 3,000 employees working there are involved in Symbian. Only the feature phone OS version, Series 40, is expected to survive in the long term. Some at the location also work on MeeGo and may see their involvement scale back.

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