Nokia’s manufacturing plant in Finland was closed down. After numerous discussions with the representative members, Nokia decided it is better to shut down the plant in Salo, Finland. The closure was first made public in June, alongside plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide by the close of 2013. What is more, it looks like the manufacturer wants to close research and development facilities in Burnaby, Canada and Ulm, Germany.
It looks like since Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android have captured all the attention, Nokia lost amazingly numerous clients. While still a top player, shipments of handsets running Nokia’s defunct Symbian operating system dropped some 60 percent in the first quarter of 2012 and overall sales continue to waiver as the company moves to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform.