Nokia buys mobile Web browser firm

World's largest phone maker snaps up Novarra, known for developing the Vision browser.

In a bid to up its smartphone game, Nokia has acquired Chicago-based mobile Web browser firm Novarra.

Eleven-year-old Novarra is known for developing the Vision browser, as well as platforms to serve content, advertisements, and analytics. It previously supplied its technology to Palm and U.S. Cellular. [Official Nokia statement]

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.

Read more of "Nokia buys mobile web browser firm Novarra" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.

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