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Nokia set to negotiate over job cuts

Cuts at the handset maker stem from the company's plans to adopt Windows Phone 7 as its primary platform.

Nokia will start negotiations over job cuts with employees and union representatives in April, the company has said.

"We have communicated to employee representatives and employees that we are currently targeting to announce the implications of these changes towards the end of April," a spokesperson told ZDNet UK today. "At present we have not given a specific date."

The cuts stem from Nokia's big tie-in with Microsoft, which will see the Finnish handset maker adopt Windows Phone 7 as its primary platform. Nokia's work on MeeGo will be severely downgraded--the company intends to release only one device using the Linux-based OS this year--while the still-widespread Symbian platform is to be phased out over the next two years.

Read more of "Nokia prepares to negotiate over job cuts" at ZDNet UK.