In February, when the new CEO Nokia Stephen Elop talked about possible cuts in the near future, he wasn't joking. It became known that the company will probably lay off 6,000 people in the near future.
That is, immediately 38% from the entire staff of the company. Most likely, the cuts will take place before the end of this month. This is done as part of the company's restructuring plans. In the new world Nokia there is no more room for the operating system Symbian, whose development staff was exorbitantly bloated. Most likely, the project will also go under the knife MeeGo, which has been in limbo for several years now, still not leaving the development stage. Against the background of all these actions, the statement that the company will support Symbian look less optimistic. This system has become much less attractive to consumers, retailers have already noted a decline in interest in such models. And the statements that the number of downloads from Ovi Store rose to 5 million daily.
However, analysts and unions believe that in their quest to stay ahead, Nokia just bends the stick. The company is already not in the best position. so recently became known, which is by market capitalization Nokia now lagging behind HTC. Also, the rating of the Finnish company was downgraded by the international rating agency Moody's by as many as 73 points. For a brand that only yesterday was considered one of the strongest in the world, this is very serious. More and more often there are statements that the company has a very sad future. But a few years ago the name Nokia has been synonymous with success and innovation.