Nokia scores mobile search deal with Baidu in China
Nokia and Baidu from China are reportedly going to team up for a mobile search tieup that involves Nokia handset owners who at the same time are subscribers to Nokia’s Widsets service.
Currently Nokia’s Widsets service takes care of up to 4 million subscribers in China, and as a local search engine, Baidu is in a very good position to provide Nokia with the mobile search platform that it needs for this project.
Details about the financial side of the transaction have not been provided, and the sources only went as far as to say that the new Nokia-Baidu collabo will come preloaded in Nokia handsets once the service launches.
Apparently, Google didn’t cut it, and that’s why a local counterpart was what Nokia set its eyes on.