7/17/2009 4:42:00 PM
Nokia to sell Symbian department and transfer staff
Nokia has ‘entered an agreement’ with Accenture for the acquisition of part of its Symbian department and the movement of 165 staff.
Global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture is set to acquire Nokia’s Symbian Professional Service unit responsible for customer engineering and support.
The deal, which is expected to be completed by the end of third quarter 2009, will involve the transferal of some 165 staff from Nokia to Accenture.
The Symbian unit provides engineering consulting and product development services on a global basis to mobile phone manufacturers, as well as chip manufacturers and mobile operators.