Nokia completes acquisition of Sega.com
Nokia has acquired Japanese video game maker Sega Corp's subsidiary Sega.com to improve its online games and services.
Nokia, the world's biggest cellphone maker, said on Monday that it has acquired Sega.com -- a subsidiary of Japanese video game maker, Sega Corp -- to improve its online games and services.
The takeover, completed on September 16, means that Nokia will use Sega.com Inc's multiplayer technology in its mobile N-Gage game deck that features 3D multiplayer gameplay using Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS.
Nokia has slated October 7 for the worldwide launch of its N-Gage mobile phone that combines the features of a cellphone, MP3-player and a gaming deck.
Nokia is the cellphone market leader with about 36 per cent of all mobile phones sold worldwide, according to Gartner Dataquest. Last year, Nokia claimed a 38 per cent market share.
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