Suspected Acquisition by RIM Denied

With acquisitions in the mobile space every bit as commonplace these days as people who own smartphones, talk or rumors of another big buy in the world of mobile rarely come as a surprise to anyone.  Then again, not all talk or rumors of an acquisition are actually true. Case in point: DataViz, the makers …   Read More

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With acquisitions in the mobile space every bit as commonplace these days as people who own smartphones, talk or rumors of another big buy in the world of mobile rarely come as a surprise to anyone.  Then again, not all talk or rumors of an acquisition are actually true.

Case in point: DataViz, the makers of the hugely successful “Documents to Go” application, has been acquired byBlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion.

False.

At least according to the folks at DataViz, who claim that RIM has not purchased the company worth an estimated value of approximately $50 million.

According to a company spokesperson quoted on Brighthand, “It is not our practice to disclose details of our business relationships with our partners.  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.”

Although the prospect of an eventual acquisition was not ruled out, DataViz clearly doesn’t want people to think that BlackBerry will be its sole focus in the future.

“We remain committed to many of the platforms that we supported previously including both iPhone and Android,” the spokesperson added. “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.”

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