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Sony Ericsson buys UIQ from Symbian

updated 11:10 am EST, Tue November 7, 2006

Sony Ericsson buys UIQ

Sony Ericsson has announced that it will buy UIQ Technology, a software developer working for the Symbian group, says Reuters. UIQ produces a variant of the Symbian OS, and Sony Ericsson is already its biggest client. The company's software can be found on Sony phones such as the P990, the M600, and the W950. Conversely, Symbian's biggest overall client is Nokia, who layer their Series 60 software on top of the OS. The UIQ acquisition will give both Sony and Nokia proprietary phone software. It should be noted, though, that the latter two companies have significant shareholdings in Symbian itself. Sony says its purchase should be completed within the coming months; the exact amount it is paying for UIQ is undisclosed.

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