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article imageNokia announces purchase of web browsing firm Novarra

By Gordon K. Chan     Mar 26, 2010 in Business
Helsinki, Finland -- Nokia aims to improve mobile web browsing with their purchase of U.S. firm Novarra. Data plans and wireless internet surfing is expected to surge in 2010 and beyond.
Nokia has been browsing for a web browsing firm and has found it in Novarra Inc, reports Marketwatch.
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.
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