One of the major gripes of early reviews concerning the BlackBerry PlayBook would be the lack of a dedicated calendar, but it seems that Research In Motion (RIM) has decided to remedy that after picking up the cloud-based, cross-platform, calendar management company known as Tungle. After all, purchasing another company with technology and know-how that you require to further enhance your business prospects is the short cut that many companies do these days, instead of starting from scratch and learning the ropes all by yourself – there might not be enough room to maneuver in such a manner while making yourself competitive in the process. Let us see how RIM intends to use their Tungle acquisition to further their PlayBook agenda.
RIM are pleased to announce that “Tungle has joined Research In Motion (RIM)”, and has touted the company to be a “leading provider of cloud-based calendar and scheduling services that makes it easy for users to share their availability and schedule appointments regardless of their choice of desktop, mobile or cloud-based calendar.”
Basically, Tungle will hook up users on the following services and more – Google, Yahoo!, FaceBook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and Windows Live. This is done as RIM intends to help BlackBerry owners be more aware of where they are supposed to be at that particular moment in time, since you can no longer make the excuse of not having a calendar to help you out.
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