Research In Motion surprised many today with their subtle announcement that they have acquired The Astonishing Tribe (TAT). With the announcements, RIM’s Chief Technology Officer, David Yach, had this to say:

“TAT is renowned for their innovative mobile user interface (UI) designs and has a long history of working with mobile and embedded technology. TAT focuses on delivering great user experiences, from a design, technology, and usability perspective. Their design technology is used today in a variety of industries including the consumer electronics and automotive sectors. Examples of TAT’s UI designs and concepts can be viewed on their web site at”

This is very exciting news for BlackBerry users. It will be great to see what kind of innovations TAT can develop, coupled with the QNX operating system. Are you excited for the future of BlackBerry, if they can get these new features implemented within the next year?

Here is a short video showing some concepts form TAT:

On a BlackBerry? Click here to view the mobilized video

via Inside BlackBerry