Nokia selling Symbian Professional Services to Accenture
Today, Nokia announced the imminent sale of its Symbian Professional Services unit to Accenture – a company considered to be one of the largest consulting firms in the world.
The Symbian Professional Services unit is currently responsible “for Symbian OS customer engineering and customer support”.
More exactly, the unit provides services like advanced error diagnosis and repair, turnkey software development services, and techniques for enhancing performance, power and memory.
Subject to customary closing conditions, the transaction between Nokia and Accenture should be finalized by the end of Q3 2009.
Nokia said that about 165 of its employees would be transferred to Accenture.
It’s not clear yet how (and if) this will affect the upcoming open source Symbian platform developed by the Symbian Foundation.
Via Press release