Nokia, the world's largest cell phone maker, said today that it has agreed to acquire internet mobility company Novarra Inc, for an undisclosed sum.
Chicago, Illinois-based privately-held company Novarra, provides high performance mobile internet browsers and platforms for operators, handset manufacturers and internet brands to create new services and revenue streams for smartphones, feature phones and mobile broadband devices.
Its solutions deliver a high quality mobile user experience for services, including web browsing, search, widgets, apps, video and advertising.
Novarra's mobile browser and services platform will be used by Espoo, Finland-based Nokia to deliver enhanced internet experiences on Nokia mobile devices. Novarra has deployed their solution with leading mobile operator and internet services customers globally.
"Connecting the next billion consumers to the internet will happen primarily on mobile devices," said Niklas Savander, executive vice president, Services, Nokia, "and delivering an optimised 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," he added.