Research in Motion buys software developer Viigo

At about the same time when Nokia announced it’s buying Novarra, RIM has also announced it has acquired Viigo, a Toronto-based company that’s been collaborating with the BlackBerry maker for years.

Following the acquisition, Viigo will continue to bring its “expertise in BlackBerry application development and real-time content delivery to the BlackBerry platform.” Moreover, the Viigo app for BlackBerry will still be available, for free, via BlackBerry App World.

Viigo’s best known product is its News & RSS application, but the company also develops other various modules related to Weather, Sports, Business & Finance, Social networks, Shopping, Podcasts, Politics, Flights & Travel, and Entertainment.

As it often happens in these cases, RIM (which should soon announce the new BlackBerry Pearl 9100) has not announced the financial details of the acquisition.

Via Viigo, IntoMobile

Author: Ilinca Nita

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