Nokia Employees Walk Out After Symbian Deemed Dead
The news has been crushing to Finland, Nokia's home. There are hundreds upon hundreds of employees that worked on Symbian day-in, and day-out. But now, they may be out of a job. And they know it. Reports are stemming from Nokia's Tampere plant that around 1,500 of the employees have just walked out on the job. That's powerful. The only problem is that it's not likely to prove a point. These jobs were probably going to be cut soon anyway, so this is just making things quicker and easier.
It's quite sad for those affected, there's no question about it, but Nokia has no choice but to take drastic measures if they ever hope to truly compete in this market. Something tells us these won't be the only cuts at Nokia. Ditching an entire software ecosystem is no small deal, and we haven't seen anything similar to this...maybe ever. Here's hoping for the best for those left at Nokia. It's going to be a wild, wild ride no matter what.