Nokia on Monday substantiated rumors that it has purchased location-based social travel startup Dopplr. In a press release issued this morning, Nokia stated that the deal will bring Dopplr’s seven person staff under the wing of Nokia’s Services unit, giving the world’s largest mobile handset manufacturer access to Dopplr’s massive dataset pertaining to international travel patterns. The financial terms of the deal and its completion date were not disclosed.
Dopplr launched to the public in December 2007, enabling international travelers to share plans, tips, and points of interest with their private social networks. The startup, which has offices in London and Helsinki, aggregates and crunches the incoming data into a collection of travel-related intelligence it calls the “Social Atlas“. It also produces a fairly popular iPhone application of the same name.
Both companies said that the Dopplr service would not change from an end user perspective.