Microsoft lays off another 7800 employees; Suggests that Nokia acquisition could be a mistake

While Microsoft had already announced a massive layoff from the Nokia division, the company is now planning to cut off more jobs.


Microsoft has announced that as many as 7800 people from its phone division might be given a farewell from the company. Interestingly, all the people being laid off are from the Nokia division that was taken over by the company. This clearly indicates that the company now believes that the acquisition was a big mistake to begin with.

Further, Satya Nadella also emphasized that the company will narrow down focus on Windows Phone devices but would instead aim to create a vibrant ecosystem around Windows products. As for handsets, the company plans on drastically reduce the number of devices on offer and will instead create three verticals within the Lumia family – the Entry level devices, business devices and flagship devices.

Speaking about the future plans, Nadella, said, “I am committed to our first-party devices including phones. However, we need to focus our phone efforts in the near term while driving reinvention. We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem that includes our first-party device family.”