RIM Buys Design Company TAT ➝

From RIM’s Inside BlackBerry weblog:

Today we are pleased to confirm plans for The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) team to join Research In Motion (RIM). We’re excited that the TAT team will be joining RIM and bringing their talent to the BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphone platforms.

TAT’s work can be seen on 20% of all touch phones sold worldwide. TAT has worked with many big-name companies over the past several years including Fujitsu, Samsung, Google, and Motorola.

RIM’s devices have really been lacking on the user interface front and TAT looks like the perfect company to help fix that problem. RIM knows where their problems lie and are willing to do what it takes to fix them.