Qihoo (QIHU -1.1%) and Nokia (NOK +2.1%) will partner to offer a custom phone for the Chinese...

|By:, SA News Editor

Qihoo (QIHU -1.1%) and Nokia (NOK +2.1%) will partner to offer a custom phone for the Chinese market, a source tells Marbridge Consulting. Qihoo, which could integrate its browser, antivirus software, and search engine with the phone, is no stranger to partnerships with phone OEMs. Neither is rival Baidu, which is teaming up with Lenovo to offer a phone leveraging its Android-based OS. Nokia, whose Chinese sales have plunged, just launched the Lumia 920T and 620 for China Mobile.