Microsoft has continued its “retrenching” efforts and plans further scale backs its phone division. Redmond has told tens of thousands of workers to go forth and multiply over the last couple of years but it seems that hte mobile division has been the worst hit.
More than 7,800 employees who came over after the acquisition of Nokia lost their jobs after a $7.6 billion write-down and not it looks like more are going out shortly.
According to Finnish newspaper Helsigin Sanomat, the affected employees are mostly in the marketing department and these are additional to the cuts already made.
Microsoft has only sold 4.5 million Lumia devices in the last quarter, and the company warned that even fewer sales are expected to take place over the coming months. Microsoft is cutting back on the number of phones it launches and will instead focus on some key categories and devices.