Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), the Waterloo based manufacturers of Blackberry may have purchased DataViz , a popular app developer who is behind the popular Documents 2 Go application for mobile platforms like the Palm WebOS. According to reports, RIM may have paid close to $50 million for the acquisition of the app development company.
Strategically, the acquisition makes great sense. Blackberry is still the smartphone of choice in the enterprise segment and with popular enterprise applications, DataViz could truly complement RIM’s offerings. The acquisition will also help RIM make up for the lack of support from the development community who have not taken up to the Blackberry platform as enthusiastically as they have done with the iOS or Android platform.
However, neither companies have made an official announcement regarding the acquisition so far and so we will have to wait and see. But if the updates on the LinkedIn profile of several DataViz employees is anything to go by, then this rumor is potentially true.