RIM Acquires Dash Navigation

Susan Hall

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has acquired Dash Navigation for an undisclosed sum, reports Red Herring, which likens the purchase to Nokia's buyout of Navteq.


It says BlackBerries so far rely on Google Maps for navigation. Dash Navigation produced the Dash Express GPS unit until November 2008, when it decided that licensing was the way to go, reports InformationWeek.


According to Twice, the Dash Express created traffic reports by tracking users' location and speed, then sent them to other users of the device. It says there's been renewed interest in such technology lately. RIM hasn't said what it plans to do with the technology.

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