RIM – DataViz Acquisition Rumors Only Partially True

A couple of weeks back, I had written about rumors about Waterloo-based Blackberry manufacturer, RIM having acquired DataViz; the app developer behind the popular Documents 2 Go apps for platforms including WebOS. Now, we are hearing that this rumor may only be partially true. This is because, while DataViz insiders have agreed to the fact that […]

A couple of weeks back, I had written about rumors about Waterloo-based Blackberry manufacturer, RIM having acquired DataViz; the app developer behind the popular Documents 2 Go apps for platforms including WebOS. Now, we are hearing that this rumor may only be partially true. This is because, while DataViz insiders have agreed to the fact that RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) in fact made an offering and have purchased several assets that belonged to DataViz, the company itself has not been acquired so far and the developers continue to work on other platforms including iPhone and Android.

Wesley Hamnett, the marketing and channel coordinator at DataViz has noted,

“That being said, while we did sell some of our assets to RIM, DataViz itself has not been acquired and is still very much in business.

We remain committed to many of the platforms that we supported previously including both iPhone and Android. In fact, we will be releasing several new versions of Documents To Go in the coming weeks and you can expect to see other offerings from us in the future as well.”

So there you go. That’s pretty much loose strategy on part of RIM, if you ask.