This one just in via TechCrunch: RIM is still on a shopping spree, this time it bought startup Tungle.Me, a social calendaring application/platform. I admit I had never heard about it, but TechCrunch describes it this way:
Tungle.Me offers users a free web-based application that lets you share calendars across companies and platforms, schedule meetings with individuals or groups inside or outside their company and propose multiple meeting times in invitations. The service currently syncs with a number of calendar applications, including Outlook, Google Calendar, and Apple iCal.
According to TechCrunch, the application is very popular, with users in hundreds of universities and a large number of all Fortune 1000 companies.
I have seen quite a few people complain about the calendaring capabilities of the BlackBerry, or rather lack thereof. While most consumers don’t need any kind of advanced features, executives tend to resent the lack of this or that other thing. Let’s hope it is good enough to quell such cravings and that, yes, of course, it is added to the Playbook as well. If you want to know more about this latest acquisition, look no further than RIM’s own official announcement.