RIM Acquires Interface Wizards The Astonishing Tribe

Well isn't this interesting. Today, RIM announced its acquisition of The Astonishing Tribe, the interface gurus who helped shape Android's look in its early stages. Yup, the BlackBerrys of the future just got a whole lot prettier.

In a brief post on the company's official blog, RIM CTO David Yach said he was "excited that the TAT team will be joining RIM and bringing their talent to the BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphone platforms." And if you've seen TAT's vision for how our various screens—like those on our phones and our tablets—might interact with each other in the near future, you're probably excited too. This is excellent news for whatever new OS RIM has on the horizon. [BlackBerry via BGR]