Chinese Microsoft Makers Offered Lumia Bribes to Accept Redundancy

By Gary Cutlack on at

Microsoft's reportedly trying to convince thousands of surplus Chinese Nokia hardware makers to quit, offering them a Nokia Lumia 630 in return for voluntarily resigning their positions.

According to Market Watch, the deal is limited to 300 free phones a day, with the process ongoing until the 4,700 unnecessary workers at the Beijing manufacturing and R&D facility are all gone. The phones are being offered on a "first come, first served" basis, although you'd think R&D staff might realise they're being fobbed off with a budget model in the Lumia 630 and hold out for a better deal. [Market Watch via TechCrunch]