Nokia Delves Further into Cross-Platform with Trolltech Buy

Continuing its growth beyond the handset market and into cross-platform technologies, Nokia agreed to buy Trolltech, a Norwegian mobile Linux developer, for roughly $153.3 million.

The addition of Trolltech’s Qt cross-platform application framework to Nokia’s arsenal will enable third-party developers to create applications that work both on all Nokia devices and on PCs, reports.

“Trolltech and Nokia share the goal of accelerating the adoption of Trolltech’s Qt-based technology ni the commercial market and in the open source community,” Trolltech founder and CEO Haavard Nord said regarding the acquisition.