Nokia buys feature phone software maker

Nokia buys feature phone software maker
Nokia purchased Norway-based feature phone software developing company Smarterphone AS in November 2011, but the deal surfaced only now. The Norwegian company is known for developing Smarterphone OS - its own operating system for feature phones. Its platform has been used on only a few devices like the Kyocera C4700 and the Vibo T588. 

The focus of the company has been to deliver smartphone-like experience on feature phones.

It’s not fully clear what part of Smarterphone Nokia will leverage into its business, but it’s possible that its insight could be used to make Series 40 phones even better. 

Nokia is also working on its own Linux-based operating system for affordable devices - Meltemi, and helping develop that could be another reason for the acquisition.

source: Phonescoop

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5 Comments

1. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

they can add something to belle too...just saying

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

how can they be doing this while Microsoft are talking about nokia acquisition

3. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Nokia, the king of feature phones! LOL

4. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Acquisitions like this will boost the market value of Nokia. When they sell this to Microsoft they will be able to demand a higher price giving more to the board and everyone else with esops. Show higher value before sales and con the buyer.

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Well let's see how this will evolve

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