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Could a Blackberry be the new Dash?

gatorguy 326 Points
edited November -1 in Smartphone Navigation
From GPSBusiness today:

"According to a trusted source who spoke to GPS Business News, Dash Navigation Inc. seems to have been acquired recently by handset manufacturer Research In Motion."

" With Dash on board, RIM is likely to launch its own navigation solution with local search and “crowdsource” traffic information in the same way the Dash Express device was operating. In addition, more than a PND, Dash created a navigation and LBS platform that could be easily adapted to a device like the Blackberry, leveraging the existing data connection. As part of that LBS platform Dash had released an open API to allow third parties to build widgets. . . "

"As a whole the RIM strategy could look very similar to Nokia Maps: developing and selling the core navigation functionality and letting developers build additional blocks. This acquisition is obviously a serious threat to existing mobile navigation providers such as Telmap, Networks in Motion and TeleNav who are currently making a significant business on the Blackberry platform. "
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