Nokia buys mobile messager

Oz Communications acquired

Nokia is to acquire Canadian mobile messaging company Oz Communications.

Oz offers software that lets mobile users access their existing instant-messaging services from AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft, with the aim of mimicking the way the IM services work on a PC.

The acquisition could help Nokia better pursue its strategy of focusing on consumer internet services. Last week, the handset maker announced that it would stop developing its business-focused Intellisync mobile email platform, instead relying on enterprise email products form other vendors.

Nokia will continue to support Oz's existing handset and mobile operator customers.

The terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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