So, just like the headline reads, Motorola picked up privately held Good Technology, makers of wireless messaging, data access and handheld security solutions. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed, but the acquisition, which is subject to regulatory and other customary conditions, isn’t expected to close till early 2007. Motorola says it made the buy in an attempt to advance the company’s “vision of seamless mobility.”
Good Technology’s solutions, talent and customers complement Motorola’s business and extend our ability to deliver compelling products and services to enterprise customers. Good Technology’s software and managed service deliver a rich user experience, low cost of ownership, industry- leading security and enterprise-class support. These competitive differentiators have led many enterprise customers to choose Good Technology. This acquisition will continue to strengthen Motorola as a leading provider of mobility devices and solutions both for enterprise customers and consumers.
I dislike Motorola’s phones, but I love Good Technology’s messaging apps, which can be found on among other things, Motorola’s Q. I’m going to assume that Motorola won’t keep Good’s products from being compatible with devices other than its own. Because that would just be rude. And stupid. Oh and RIM’s stocks dipped after the announcement, so there’s that.
Motorola to acquire Good Technology [market watch]