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Nokia hands Symbian OS work and 3,000 employees to Accenture

Nokia plans to cut a further 4,000 jobs by the end of next year

Nokia will outsource its Symbian software activities to Accenture, transferring 3,000 employees to the company in the process, as it moves its focus to making phones running on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.

The Finnish phone manufacturer will also close some of its research and development sites and eliminate a further 4,000 jobs by the end of next year as it seeks to cut