Rumor: Microsoft closes Finnish research department for cheap phones




Microsoft would like to close. Research department in Finland working on cheap phones That requires a reliable as ordinary Finnish newspaper based on anonymous sources. Microsoft will not comment on the rumor.

The research department is working on cheap phones for the former Nokia, now called Microsoft Devices, reports Helsingin Sanomat Finnish newspaper. The department is in the northern Finnish city of Oulu, where Nokia ever worked with five thousand men in the R & D for new devices, but Microsoft has now five hundred people work there after several reorganizations in recent years.

The conclusion of the research department in Oulu is according to the newspaper part of a plan to lay off. Thousand people in Finland That’s more than 20 percent of the total number of people in Finland employed by Microsoft. The Redmondse Finnish giant has 4700 employees.

This week, there are more rumors about an impending reorganization at Microsoft on the initiative of the new president Satya Nadella . Microsoft has not denied these rumors, something that almost always happens in such rumors, because they can cause. Unrest among employees Nadella hold Wednesday afternoon, during Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference keynote, but in it he will probably only speak about his vision for Microsoft and not about the consequences for the company, including the probable layoff.

Microsoft building in Oulu


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