Microsoft has confirmed plans to close the unit for the production of mobile phones in Finland and to reduce the 1350 jobs. It is reported Bi-bi-si.

In 2014, Microsoft acquired the mobile business of Nokia for $7.2 billion following the transaction, the total number of Microsoft employees increased from 99 thousand to 127 thousand people.

In may, the share of smartphones based on Windows on the world market was less than 1%. At the same time, Microsoft announced plans to cut 1850 jobs in the divisions responsible for mobile phones.

According to the analyst of company Priory Consulting Eddie Murphy, Microsoft spent such a large sum to the development of smartphones and operating systems because they recognized the importance of this market.

“They were right, but it was too late. Apple and Android devices began to dominate in this area, but Windows does not had impact,” notes Murphy.

The new cut will be the biggest for Microsoft in last few years. Before that, those were considered the dismissal of nearly six thousand employees in 2009 amid the global financial crisis.

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