SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — While Nokia could proudly say that it made its own phones in Finland, it looks like that won’t be the case anymore. According to reports online, the Finnish mobile giant has finalized its plans to close its handset factory in Salo, Finland. The plant made its last phone on Wednesday and 780 people working there will lose their jobs this year. The reason for closing the plant? Part of its plan to cut costs in order to stay afloat.
There goes the last major cellphone manufacturing site in western Europe. It looks like Asia is now going to be the place where Nokia phones are built. Does the manufacturing location of the phone matter to you when choosing to purchase a device?—www.shafaqna.com/english