Cellmania, a company that provides app store infrastructure for companies like AT&T, Telestra and Virgin Mobile among others, today announced that it has been acquired by Research In Motion (RIM).
Aside from a brief note on Cellmania’s website, few details about the acquisition were available. RIM could not be reached for comment before press time.
Cellmania provides mFinder, a solution that provides infrastructure on either a licensed or hosted basis to allow digital rights management of downloaded content onto mobile phones, subscription billing, time and location based content management and billing integration onto customer bills.
RIM, which recently rolled out BlackBerry 6 and its new touchscreen device, the BlackBerry Torch, is positioning itself to go head-to-head with consumer-oriented smartphone platforms like iOS and Android. The acquisition of Cellmania could serve to revamp RIM’s current app store, BlackBerry App World.