Resarch in Motion has announced that it has acquired Tungle, makers of the online calendaring application. I first covered Tungle nearly three years ago when the company launched a service that lets you schedule meetings by comparing your Outlook calendar with the calendars of other users.

Over the past few years Tungle has added support for iCal, Google Calendar, LotusNotes, Windows Live and more services. Users can share their availability and schedule appointments on mobile devices, web-based calendars, or using desktop software.

Now it looks like we’ll start seeing Tungle-like services added to BlackBerry phones and tablets in the future, making it easier to schedule meetings from a mobile device.

It’s not yet clear what the move means for Tungle’s iPhone users or for those that had been hoping for the company’s upcoming Android app.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...