RIM Acquires Dash Navigation

Posted by Henry Finn

Research in Motion has acquired Dash Navigation, creator of the Dash Express in car GPS system. Dash Navigation had been struggling with its first business model which charged its Dash Express users a monthly subscription fee. Competitors like Garmin which offered their service free with the purchase of a GPS unit proved to be more popular with consumers. Lately Dash Navigation has been concentrating on licensing its software to other hardware manufactures.

Details are still scarce on RIM’s acquisition of the company, the purchase has been confirmed by Rim, but the purchase price is still unknown. There is also now word on how the GPS service will be offered to its customers, most carriers charge extra monthly fees for GPS navigation.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only did we introduce a... more


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Henry Finn is Techvibes Community Manager for the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Henry is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo where he majored in Economics and minored in Management, East Asian Studies, and International Studies. He is looking forward to showcasing some of Waterloo's latest tech startups and providing readers with an in depth informative read. Currently Henry is... more




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