Nokia to buy Symbian and make its software royalty-free

Already owning 48% of UK-based Symbian, Nokia will pay $410 million for the remaining 52% and make its software royalty-free. “It offers us an opportunity to innovate faster on a bigger, united, more widely accepted platform. It also enables us to deliver new products, we believe, faster to the market.” said Kai Oistamo, head of Nokia’s devices business