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Microsoft Also Axing Nokia’s Entry Level Mobiles

by Wochit 1:01 mins

Microsoft Also Axing Nokia’s Entry Level Mobiles

by Wochit 1:01 mins

Today’s big Microsoft news is that the company is cutting 18,000 jobs this year – with around two-thirds of those jobs going at the Nokia mobile making division it bought for $7.2 billion back in April. Redmond also today confirmed it would be transitioning some of the Android-based Nokia X devices over to its Windows Phone platform — suggesting the rest of the range is for the chop. In a memo to staff Microsoft’s Stephen Elop said the company would continue to “sell and support” existing Nokia X devices, but evidently Microsoft has no plans to develop any new Android-based devices, and presumably will only be selling out the inventory it has. Or else producing only a very limited run of existing Nokia X Android devices. TechCrunch understands that Microsoft plans to ramp down production of Nokia devices running the legacy Series 40 platform — such as its Asha low-cost feature phones, and other more basic handsets.


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