7,800 jobs are being cut by Microsoft as part of a “realignment”, with many of those jobs are connected to Microsoft’s phone business. In addition to the layoffs, Microsoft is also writing down $7.6 billion coming after the acquisition of Nokia’s phones businesses. This signifies a major shift for Microsoft’s phone strategy and Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella sent an email explaining the major changes including the future of Windows Phone.
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As we digest this news, opinions will begin to settle on what this means for the future of Windows Phone. While some see this a net positive, job losses aside, because it consolidates a crowded lineup of Windows Phones, others will see it as a negative. We’d like to know what side of the fence you’re on. Have another opinion? Leave us a comment, below.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows Phone