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Protest over discontinued Symbian OS

Over 1000 Nokia employees walk out in Finland

A Finnish newspaper is reporting a major walkout of over a thousand Nokia employees, believed to be working on Symbian related projects.

According to HS.fi, there are 3000 total employees at Nokia’s Tampere office, 1500 of which work on Symbian, with another thousand working on the canned OS at the Oulu office.

Those Nokia employees must be fearing the worst – this morning CEO Stephen Elop said: “there will be substantial reductions in employment in various locations around the world, and that too will affect Finland.”

With Symbian due to be ditched in favour of Windows Phone 7, it’s no wonder they took the afternoon off.

Meanwhile, Nokia castaways have been invited to apply for work at Google on Twitter.

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