RIM Acquires German Software Developer Ubitexx

Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the popular BlackBerry phones, announced yesterday that it has acquired Ubitexx, a software maker from Munich, Germany.

The announcement came from the company at the Blackberry World developer's conference.

This acquisition will help RIM to provide better assistance to its enterprise customers, allowing them to efficiently manage smartphones and tablets based on the Apple iOS and Google Android platform.

It has also been revealed that RIM is going to extend the services of its BlackBerry Enterprise Servers in order to provide a secure environment to the Apple smartphones and tablets, along with the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones and the Motorola Xoom and LG G-slate tablets which are based on the Google Android platform.

Prior to this, the BlackBerry Enterprise Servers was mainly used for facilitating secure corporate data exchange platforms for BlackBerry smartphone users.

A statement by RIM reported by Venture Beat said “Overall, as is largely understood in the enterprise market today, organizations can expect a range of security, manageability and controls depending on different device platform capabilities, with some devices further limited by the design of their operating system.”

The company refrained from disclosing the financial details of the acquisition.