Motorola acquires Good Technology

Motorola has announced that it plans to acquire privately held Good Technology, one of RIM’s competitors in the field of push email, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition still needs to obtain regulatory and other customary approvals.

Unlike RIM, Good software can be installed on any handheld device (including both Palm and Windows Mobile). Nokia does not plan to change that philosophy but it remains to be seen how many companies (for example, Palm uses Good software on its Treo line) will want to give money to one of their competitors.

Earlier this year, Nokia acquired Intellisync Corp. With this move, only two independent wireless software firms will remain in the market: Seven Networks Inc. and Visto Corp.

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