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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.

tech reviews Updated: Oct 13, 2003 11:47 IST

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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First Published: Oct 13, 2003 11:00 IST