It looks like the rumors are true. Both Gist and RIM have confirmed that Gist has been acquired by RIM but the details were not disclosed. In case you don’t know Gist is a professional contact and communications management solution that RIM can utilize to provide more functionality in future BlackBerry platforms.
Here is Gist’s official word on the acquisition from their blog:
Today, we are announcing that Gist has become part of Research In Motion (RIM). We are extremely excited about our future at RIM and how Gist will be used by millions of BlackBerry users around the globe. This is a huge step towards our goal of utilizing the web-based Gist experience to allow users to build stronger professional relationships. Stay tuned for more details and thank you all for the support and encouragement that have gotten us to this next great phase at Gist.
RIM also put up their own succinct welcome on their blog:
Today we are pleased to announce that Gist has joined Research In Motion® (RIM®). We’re excited that the Gist team is joining RIM and bringing their expertise in providing customers with a contextualized, streamlined, and consolidated view of information about their contacts to the BlackBerry platform. Gist helps users to automatically create and maintain a rich contact profile for everyone in their network. Find out more about Gist on the Gist Blog!
– Alan Brenner, SVP, BlackBerry Platform at RIM
It should be interesting to see what RIM does with Gist. Any ideas for them?