There were recently rumors that Research In Motion had acquired the Docs To Go company, DataViz. It was also being said that DataViz was ending development for WebOS and possibly other platforms so as to solely focus on BlackBerry. RIM did officially announce that they had acquired DataViz. However, as we now see it was only a partial acquisition.
DataViz’s marketing and channel coordinator, Wesley Hamnett, has been quoted as saying:
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.
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.”
It will still be interesting to see which departments RIM has acquired from DataViz. Perhaps we may see a full, free integration of Docs To Go on all BlackBerrys in the near future?