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The price of the Symbian Foundation

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A little-reported aspect of the Nokia / Symbian manoeuvres earlier this week is the job cuts at UIQ, the User Interface provider for phones from the likes of Sony Ericsson, Motorola and BenQ.

The cost of forming the “open software” Symbian Foundation has a human element. Two hundred people are reportedly losing their jobs from the Swedish-owned operation, out of 375 in total. (The company has offices in London and Budapest, as wells as Ronnerby in Sweden.)

Read AllAboutSymbian.com’s report on the layoffs

Tags: human element, manoeuvres, nokia, sony, sweden

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