Nokia hands over Symbian and 2,800 employees to Accenture, goes all in with Phone 7?

While we knew that Nokia would be slowly decommissioning Symbian after placing their bets with Phone 7, it’s still a bit heartbreaking to see it happen. The Finnish company will be handing off all Symbian related matters over to Accenture, along with 2,800 employees in China, Finland, India, United Kingdom and the United States.  Accenture, for the most part, is thrilled, with Marty Cole, chief executive, Accenture Communications and High Tech group saying “We look forward to partnering with Nokia as they continue to support Symbian and transition to the Windows Phone ecosystem. The highly skilled group of technologists and engineers transferring to Accenture will complement our current mobility skills and enhance the breadth, depth and scale of our capabilities, allowing us to meet the growing global demand for mobility services across many industries.”

Source: Nokia