Nokia has been browsing for a web browsing firm and has found it in Novarra Inc, reports
The 10 year-old Chicago-based firm, employs approximately 100 people. Financial deals have not yet been disclosed.
Novarra's previous clientele includes Palm and U.S. Cellular.
Web browser firms are in an aggressive market to sell their applications to the telecomm industry.
Novarra, and competitors such as Opera and Myriad understand that the customer experience with their mobile device will be underscored by their satisfaction with the installed web browser.
The context of this acquisition is pointed toward the continued efforts of mobile phone makers to salvage market share against Apple's iPhone.
Nokia remains the world's top phone maker reports
techcrunch, and their stock
rose on announcement of the news. The deal is expected to be completed in the second quarter.