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Nokia Will Eliminate 7,000 Jobs, Move Symbian to Accenture

Nokia Oyj, which was overtaken by Apple Inc. as the largest maker of mobile phones last quarter, will eliminate 7,000 jobs and transfer its Symbian software development to Accenture Plc in the Finnish company’s biggest reorganization in two decades.

Accenture, the second-largest technology-consulting company, will take on 3,000 Nokia workers in China, Finland, India, the U.K. and the U.S. by the end of this year, the companies said today. Nokia, which is switching to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone 7, will cut an additional 4,000 positions.