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RIM acquires DataViz, makers of Documents to Go

September 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Documents to Go was named one of the Best Android Apps for its ability to read, edit, and create Microsoft Office Documents on the go. Version 3.0 of the software was set to bring about some optimizations and feature improvements when released this year, but things just got a little hazy now that assets of its creator have been sold.

DataViz, the company behind Documents to Go, recently sold “some of its assets” to Research In Motion. DataViz is known mostly for DocstoGo and the Exchange client RoadSync, so it’s safe to say the flagship product was included in the deal. It’s also possible that future versions of DocsToGo may be in doubt. According to statements RIM made to Digital Daily, RIM “hired the majority of [DataViz] employees to focus on supporting the BlackBerry platform.”

We got a preview of DocsToGo 3 back at Google I/O and it looked very intriguing. I can only hope that Data…I mean, RIM will at least put out that version before deciding to stop supporting Android. The plug has already been pulled on the webOS version.