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Nokia Acquires Symbian: So What?

Jul 08, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

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The mobile phone operating system world was rocked recently by the announcement that Nokia had acquired all of the shares of Symbian that it didn't already own, and that it planned to transition the OS to an open-source licensing model. How significant is this move?

"The reaction to this news by most mobile device market analysts has generally ranged from indifference to cautious praise..."

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