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RIM Buys DataViz for Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

One of the great things about mobile devices from a productivity point of view, is that they let you take your work virtually anywhere and stay connected to the Web and company networks. But one of the not so great things is when file formats and the desktop and mobile versions of applications don't quite work the same way or are flat out inaccessible.

One of the companies that has been providing cross-platform solutions for years is DataViz. This week, as Enterprise Mobile Today reports, DataViz was sold to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, which promises to significantly enhance the device maker's software portfolio.


Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired assets of software firm DataViz, provider of some of the most popular mobile productivity apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile and RIM's own Blackberry.

"RIM has acquired some of the assets of DataViz and hired the majority of its employees to focus on supporting the Blackberry platform," RIM (NASDAQ: RIMM) spokespeople said in an email to InternetNews.com. "Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the transaction was not material to RIM in the context of RIM’s financial results."

Read the full article at Enterprise Mobile Today:
RIM Snaps Up Cross-Platform Mobile Productivity App Maker DataViz