RIM Acquires Documents To Go

The growing rumour of Research in Motion’s acquisition of the ever popular mobile application Documents To Go and the subsequent hiring of most of its development team has been confirmed by Digital Daily.

DataViz the maker of Documents To Go has long established itself as a key development partner in the world of enterprise mobile technology. Documents To Go, a popular productivity mobile application, allows users to sync, view, and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents on their smartphones. The technology provides users with a seamless file sharing experience from computers to mobile devices.

Documents To Go has become one of its top-selling products. Since its release in 1999 it has been recognized by leading publications and most recently was recognized as an Editors Pick by PCMag.

Versions have been developed for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm OS, Maemo, Windows Mobile Standard, and Windows Mobile Professional and DataViz announced recently that it would now support the iPad with a new premium version.

Though Documents To Go remains a top selling item for the Palm OS they announced that they would not continue its development of the Web OS version for the Palm Pre. They cited their decision making “business sense” and apologized to Palm Pre users waiting who had been waiting for its release. The fate of Microsoft Office editing on the Palm Pre has come not to complete end, according to DataViz another developer will be working on a product.

Both RIM and DataViz have remained very quiet on the subject of the acquisition and have not disclosed if they will continue development and support for other mobile devices.