Cost-cutting forces Nokia to scrap software

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iol scitech jul 26 nokia REUTERS Scrapping the platform means Nokia will risk losing its strong position in the mass-market - where phones are priced at $100-$200.

Helsinki - Struggling Finnish cellphone maker Nokia has scrapped a software project which it had hoped would be a rival to mass-market Google Android phones, three sources with direct knowledge of the company's plans said.

Nokia was hoping the Linux-based software platform, code-named Meltemi, would replace its ageing Series 40 software in more advanced feature phones, but has killed the project as part of its massive cost-cutting drive.

Scrapping the platform means Nokia will risk losing its strong position in the mass-market - where phones are priced at $100-$200 (about R800 to R1600).

Nokia declined to comment. - Reuters

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