In the beginning, Nokia had Symbian and S40 mobile operating systems. Nokia added Maemo/meeGo, then dropped it. last year, Nokia adopted Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform. Recently, Nokia’s new version of Symbian has been re-branded as Belle.
Now, news has it that Nokia has acquired SmarterPhone, a small Norwegian company that has an operating system designed for more basic cell phones.
From the press release of the acquisition:
Smarterphone is based in Oslo, Norway and delivers an operating system for the feature phone segment of mobile handsets. The software makes it possible to deliver a user experience similar to smart phones on affordable hardware, and allows unique flexibility for tailoring handset software to different markets.
The sale/acquisition was completed in November 2011. No-one seems to be sure how things will play out from here. There has been no official statement from Nokia either. So, is this another game-changer, or another doubtful venture? comments!
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