toggle

AAPL Stock: 122.37 ( -0.62 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Nokia buys Smarterphone to give basic phones smart features

updated 01:00 pm EST, Fri January 6, 2012

Nokia takes on Smartphone to upgrade core lineup

Nokia and Ferd Capital revealed late Thursday that Nokia had quietly bought Ferd company Smarterphone. The deal, which had been wrapped up in November but only just made public this week, was intended to give Nokia's basic feature phones a "user experience similar to smart phones" using Smartphone's software. The terms of the deal hadn't been given out.

The updates will most likely see an upgrade to Symbian S40, which powers every non-smartphone Nokia makes.

Although Nokia is switching more and more of its effort to smartphones, it still depends on basic phones for the majority of its business. The gap between simple and advanced phones at Nokia has seen cheap Android smartphones take up some of the share that would have gone to S40 hardware in the past.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented