Nokia said it would outsource its Symbian software activities to Accenture, who will provide mobility software services to Nokia for future smartphones.
Nokia has seen its market share in smartphones falling sharply over the past few years as it continues to lose out to Apple
To turn around its smartphone fortunes, in February Nokia unveiled a deal to start using Microsoft
The deal enables Nokia to cut business research and development costs by 1 billion euros, or 18 percent, by 2013 from 5.65 billion in 2010.
(Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by Dan Lalor)
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