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  1. #1
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    Motorola to sell Symbian stakes

    motorola is launching its next gen phones on Embedded Linux and on the look-out to sell its Symbian shares, if Nokia ended up buying the Symbian shares..can we really call Symbian an open source anymore with Nokia holding close to 50% shares of the former.?
    where is the hand-held market heading to with this shake-over?
    ciao

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    You must be reading old news as that "shake-over" happened a year ago in 2003.

    Motorola sold their Symbian shares to Nokia in 2003. After that transaction Nokia's share of Symbian was around 32%.

    Since then Psion has sold their shares to most of the current Symbian shareholders. After that transaction Nokia's share of the company is about 48%.

    See also these press releases for more info:
    http://www.symbian.com/press-office/2004/pr040707.html
    http://www.symbian.com/press-office/2004/pr040322b.html
    http://press.nokia.com/PR/200310/919804_5.html

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    oops maybe i might have been a little late on the shakeover..but what still remains an issue is the future of Symbian as the market leader for mobile OS and what direction the mobile application arena and software is moving into?
    ciao

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