Nokia buys control of Symbian

By Julio Franco
Feb 9, 2004
  1. Top mobile phone maker Nokia moved Monday to take control of the world's leading cell phone software group, Symbian, drawing a line in the sand between the Finnish firm and rival Microsoft.

    Nokia said it would buy around one-third in Symbian from Psion, with the British software firm getting an estimated £135.7 million ($250.7 million) in a deal that values all of Symbian at £436.2 million.

    Read more: CNN.
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