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via Inside BlackBerry blog post today David Yach, Chief Technology Officer at RIM made the below statement today.

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.

For those who don’t know, TAT is renowned for their innovative mobile user interface (UI) designs and has a long history of working with mobile and embedded technology. TAT focuses on delivering great user experiences, from a design, technology, and usability perspective. Their design technology is used today in a variety of industries including the consumer electronics and automotive sectors. Examples of TAT’s UI designs and concepts can be viewed on their web site at

What will this mean for future BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry PlayBook? Check out the video below to see what kind of cool concepts tat has to offer. I hope the time frame for this UI being  incorporated into future BlackBerry products comes sooner than later, however it is awesome to see the RIM® is heading in a very positive direction.

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