Despite recent rumors to the contrary, an official DataViz spokesperson says that this well-known mobile app developer has not been acquired by RIM, the maker of BlackBerry smartphones.
Over the last few days, it has been widely reported that the developer of the popular Documents To Go Office suite is now a part of Research In Motion. This led to speculation that the iOS and Android OS versions of this company’s products would soon no longer be available.
Responding to question for Brighthand, Wesley Hamnett, DataViz’ Marketing & Channel Coordinator, wrote:
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.
No webOS Support
HP’s webOS is not on DataViz’s list of supported operating systems, even though its software is bundled with both smartphones running this operating system, the Palm Pre and Pixi. This is because DataViz recently announced that it has stopped work on the webOS version of Documents To Go.
According to a statement released by the company:
We regret to announce we have made the difficult decision to cancel development for Docs To Go for WebOS. Unfortunately we weren’t able to overcome technical hurdles and that, in combination with another vendor announcing they will bring a competitive product to market, has lead us to this disappointing conclusion.