TAT Purchase Could Give RIM PlayBook Interface More Game

BlackBerry device maker Reserach In Motion on Thursday announced that it plans to buy Swedish design house TAT, the firm that designed the T-Mobile G1 Android smartphone’s user interface. “The TAT team will remain as a group in their current location and become part of RIM’s global software development team,” David Yach, RIM’s chief technology officer, told TechNewsWorld. The pending purchase is seen as a bid by the handset maker to revive its battered fortunes in the smartphone field and help it carve out a niche in the burgeoning tablet market.

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