Montreal based Tungle.me has announced it was recently acquired by Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM).
Tungle is a scheduling application that syncs with your existing calendar to assist with eliminating double bookings, time zone mishaps and the back-and-forth of finding a time to meet.
At this time there is no official statement from RIM, but CEO of Tungle, Marc Gingras has updated the site with the following statement:
You didn’t think you would be reading this this morning, did you? Yup. It’s official. The team at Tungle will now be sporting new BlackBerrys.
Tungle has been acquired by Research In Motion (RIM).
We’re really excited about this. We know there isn’t an industry more exciting than the smartphone and tablet markets. And RIM is a dominant player in this space.
And they’re Canadian, eh?
This is exciting for you too as we expect the Tungle service to only get better. Our plan today is what it has always been – for Tungle to become integrated with your daily activities and be ubiquitous within the applications you’re already using. When you think scheduling, Tungle should be at your fingertips.
As of today, the entire team is joining the ranks of RIM. It’s playoff season and the Tungle team is focusing on putting the puck in the net for you, our customers.
You have kept us on our toes, given us great ideas and most importantly, have been great supporters. For that, we thank you.
Our objective is to keep innovation at the forefront – to be rebels in our own way. Think, Create, Innovate.
RIM’s VP of collaboration and social networking Tom Goguen adds, “By working with Tungle to add cloud-based, cross-platform calendar capabilities to the BlackBerry platform we can further enrich our customers’ experience with BlackBerry and continue to help them get things done.”
Tungle has also been featured several times on Mashable’s list of must have mobile apps.
Source: Montreal Gazette