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Confirmed: RIM Acquires DataViz Assets

acquisitions_phag_thumbResearch In Motion has indeed acquired software developer DataViz–well, most of it anyway.

Confirming an earlier report at, RIM (RIMM) said it had snapped up the developer of Documents To Go–one of Apple’s best-selling apps of 2009–along with much of the talent that developed it. “RIM has acquired some of the assets of DataViz and hired the majority of its employees to focus on supporting the BlackBerry platform,” the company said in a statement given to Digital Daily. “Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the transaction was not material to RIM in the context of RIM’s financial results.”

News of the acquisition follows DataViz’s cancellation of development for Docs To Go for webOS last Friday. Makes you wonder if the same fate awaits the versions for iPhone, Android, etc., now that the deal’s official.