Dec 03 AT 12:29 PM Nick Gray 11 Comments

The Astonishing Tribe gets swollowed up by RIM

Today, RIM announced that they have acquired The Astonishing Tribe. While the majority of Android users may not be familiar with The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), we’re pretty sure that most of you reading this know at least some of their work. Within the mobile community, TAT is most well known for being at the forefront of handset UI innovation, with their UI elements on more than a half billion handsets. But for most of you here, The Astonishing Tribe’s most well know work is probably the UI elements of the original Android 1.0 build.

With their new acquisition, RIM plans on using the TAT team in further development of RIM’s PlayBook tablet. Though TAT is now under RIM’s umbrella, we hope that there’s still a chance they continue with their independent work by bringing new innovation to the Android and other platforms in the future.

Via: Androinica

Source: BlackBerry

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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