The world's top cellphone maker Nokia Oyj said on Tuesday it would slash 1,700 jobs globally across several units over the coming few months as part of its major cost cut drive.

Nokia said in addition to its handset unit, it would also cut jobs in its marketing unit, corporate development office and global support functions.

Nokia continues to seek savings in operational expenses, looking at all areas and activities across the company, the firm said.

Shares in Nokia were 2.9 percent lower at 8.73 euros by 0915 GMT (5:15 a.m. EDT).