Nokia takes over Novarra with hopes of a new web browsing experience
Nokia is looking for new and innovative ways to keep up with the ever growing business surrounding smartphones and how they provide a new level of web browsing experience. Although their handsets might not be garnered as the cream of the crop right now in that specific sector, the Finnish company has gone out and acquired a company known for their expertise in developing web browsers for mobile phones. With more than 100 employees over at the Chicago, IL based company of Novarra, Nokia signed an agreement to be acquire all of the outstanding shares of Novarra – essentially embracing the company into their grasp with intentions of deploying new solutions that'll no doubt be created with the acquisition. Niklas Savander, Nokia's executive vice president of services, said about the agreement, “Connecting the next billion consumers to the Internet will happen primarily on mobile devices and delivering an optimized internet experience on our devices is core to our mission. By driving innovation in all segments of our portfolio, we are building one of the largest consumer audiences for web services and content. Novarra's Internet services technology delivered on the world's most widely-used mobile platform, Nokia's Series 40, will help us achieve this.” With the acquisition expected to be finalized some time in the second quarter of this year, Nokia is hopeful in offering its new Novarra technology platform later this year.