BlackBerry maker buys GPS provider

Research In Motion Ltd. has acquired U.S.-based Dash Navigation, allowing the BlackBerry maker to provide real-time traffic information and its own GPS mapping solutions.

There were few details available on the recent acquisition, confirmed yesterday by RIM.

Dash Navigation was the maker of GPS Dash Express, an Internet-connected GPS system that provided traffic and destination information.

The acquisition would allow RIM to improve on its GPS-enabled smartphones.


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