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Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Unseen(m): 5:34am On Jul 19, 2014
http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_kills_nokia_x_android_phones_lays_off_18000_people-news-9060.php


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced today in an email to employees that the company is preparing to layoff a total of 18,000 people within the next year. Additionally, Stephen Elop, chief of Microsoft devices, also announced that the Nokia X Android project is over. Future Nokia X designs and products will be shifted to Windows Phone devices. He notes that the company will make the shift immediately, but support and sales for existing Nokia X products will remain. There's no further information on what's the destiny of the recently announced Nokia X2. It's an existing product technically, so it should go on sale, but given the new developments Microsoft might as well cancel it. After all, we doubt anyone will be interested in buying into the platform now that it's officially pronounced dead.

Here's an excerpt from Elop's email.

In addition to the portfolio already planned, we plan to deliver additional lower-cost Lumia devices by shifting select future Nokia X designs and products to Windows Phone devices. We expect to make this shift immediately while continuing to sell and support existing Nokia X products . Out of the total of 18,000 planned job cuts, the Nokia Devices and Services unit will lose 12,500 people. Each one of them will be notified over the next six months and will receive a severance package. Those 12,500 jobs are comprising of both factory workers and IT professionals. Satya Nadella said that the workforce reductions are dictated by the need of work simplification and strategic alignment with the Nokia Devices and Services integration. Microsoft's phone engineering efforts are expected to be concentrated in Salo, Finland (for future, high-end Lumia products) and Tampere, Finland (for more affordable devices).
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by johnwarax(m): 6:10am On Jul 19, 2014
Nokia is as confused as Nigeria.

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Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by pfijacobs(m): 6:20am On Jul 19, 2014
Pipu wey don sell nokia now dey enjoy dia money for 1 beach for brazil and I don't use nokia so e no. Concern me
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Collinz2(m): 6:27am On Jul 19, 2014
Maybe they are afraid to compete with samsung, htc, sony, lg or even tecno and gionee. And perhaps they dnt knw how to create android os.
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by fiverrwin(f): 7:39am On Jul 19, 2014
This is bad oh
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Nobody: 7:48am On Jul 19, 2014
they hav d chance to come bak into d market bt dey r throwing it into d drain...besides who has time for dat BORING windows phone....
#team BlackBerry10
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by rattlesnake(m): 7:51am On Jul 19, 2014
Who send them before....
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by digitite: 8:10am On Jul 19, 2014
Actually, its a good move to concentrate your effort on one platform.
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Unseen(m): 8:10am On Jul 19, 2014
Collinz2: And perhaps they dnt knw how to create android os.

To my understanding, Nokia x platform was a Nokia concept which Microsoft isn't in support of. Microsoft want to concentrate on their windows and since they own Nokia now, they don't want any distraction to Windows phone in the name of Nokia X platform.
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by eunisam: 8:15am On Jul 19, 2014
I prefere windows phone to android. So romantic to operate.#nokia
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Collinz2(m): 8:27am On Jul 19, 2014
eunisam: I prefere windows phone to android. So romantic to operate.#nokia
hmm worst smart phone i have ever seen. Blackberr is even better than windows
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Collinz2(m): 8:29am On Jul 19, 2014
Unseen:

To my understanding, Nokia x platform was a Nokia concept which Microsoft isn't in support of. Microsoft want to concentrate on their windows and since they own Nokia now, they don't want any distraction to Windows phone in the name of Nokia X platform.
bt microsoft is making nokia loose in the smartphone business.
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Unseen(m): 8:44am On Jul 19, 2014
Collinz2: bt microsoft is making nokia loose in the smartphone business.

There's no more Nokia in smartphone business. A recent leak of an upcoming Lumia device was branded Nokia by Microsoft. Soon Lumia devices may be branded Microsoft only.
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Generalkorex(m): 8:54am On Jul 19, 2014
Goodbye to Nokia
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by wheesin(m): 8:56am On Jul 19, 2014
nokia sef
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by constance500: 9:59am On Jul 19, 2014
Smh in slow motion for Nokia embarassed


Tecno don steal show
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Collinz2(m): 10:07am On Jul 19, 2014
constance500: Smh in slow motion for Nokia embarassed


Tecno don steal show
tecno nor steal any show na microsoft dey spoil the business. I believe if nokia focus on android they wil make it.
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by repogirl(f): 10:22am On Jul 19, 2014
Collinz2: hmm worst smart phone i have ever seen. Blackberr is even better than windows
eunisam: I prefere windows phone to android. So romantic to operate.#nokia
seriously? I'm praying for this my own to get fault so I can go over to android! Wack phone! Wack apps! Soooo boring, the phone is sooooo annoying, I can't upload files, I can't download files, the OS is just sooo tedious to use and simple things I used to do on my bb, I can't do here.... If I transfer a video via Bluetooth, it doesn't appear..... Seriously, I don't get these windows people!
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Unseen(m): 10:31am On Jul 19, 2014
repogirl: seriously? I'm praying for this my own to get fault so I can go over to android! Wack phone! Wack apps! Soooo boring, the phone is sooooo annoying, I can't upload files, I can't download files, the OS is just sooo tedious to use and simple things I used to do on my bb, I can't do here.... If I transfer a video via Bluetooth, it doesn't appear..... Seriously, I don't get these windows people!

lol! Abeg oooo How much are you sellin it and which type of Windows phone?
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by hyuga(m): 10:55am On Jul 19, 2014
afigba ti steven elop baye nòkiya jé patapata porogodo!!! Stupid double agent!
Re: Microsoft Kills Nokia X Android Phones, Lays Off 18,000 People by Collinz2(m): 11:20am On Jul 19, 2014
repogirl: seriously? I'm praying for this my own to get fault so I can go over to android! Wack phone! Wack apps! Soooo boring, the phone is sooooo annoying, I can't upload files, I can't download files, the OS is just sooo tedious to use and simple things I used to do on my bb, I can't do here.... If I transfer a video via Bluetooth, it doesn't appear..... Seriously, I don't get these windows people!
the phone is so so boring....damn!

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