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Microsoft to cut up to 1,850 jobs, quit making smartphones

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The decision means that Microsoft is scrapping what was left in Finland of Nokia's former glory as the world's top mobile-phone maker.

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MICROSOFT announced on Wednesday it would let go up to 1,850 employees and a Finnish union called it the end of the company's smartphone manufacturing business, bought from Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia.

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