Nokia acquires mobile browser firm Novarra

Summary:In an attempt to be more aggressive in the smartphone market, the phone maker has acquired Novarra, creators of the Vision web browser

In a bid to improve its smartphone range, Nokia has acquired Chicago-based mobile web browser firm Novarra.

Novarra, an 11-year-old company, is known for developing the Vision web browser, as well as platforms to serve content, advertisements and analytics. It previously supplied its technology to Palm and US Cellular.

The acquisition makes sense for the world's largest phone maker, which has come under fire recently for not being aggressive enough in the emerging smartphone market.

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Topics: Mobility


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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