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The Astonishing Tribe Leaves Blackberry

That’s it for TAT: Designers split with BlackBerry for new startup

October 9th, 2013

Several years ago, BlackBerry acquired The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), a team that was well known in the mobile industry for designing gorgeous user interfaces. Less than two years later, as the team was hard at work on the BlackBerry 10 UI, TAT founder Hampus Jakobsson jumped ship to start a new company — and now it …

Executive behind RIM’s BlackBerry 10 UI jumps ship [updated]

August 1st, 2012

Hampus Jakobsson, user interface guru and founder of The Astonishing Tribe, announced on Tuesday that he has left Research In Motion (RIMM) to pursue other projects. RIM acquired TAT in late 2010 and BlackBerry fans grew giddy at the possibility of modern UI designs hitting their beloved smartphones. Nothing of note ever came to BlackBerry …

Did RIM lose its BlackBerry software boss just ahead of QNX transition?

July 26th, 2011

BGR has learned that Research In Motion’s head of BlackBerry software may have left the company. Suresh Periyalwar, Senior Vice President of Handheld Software, had been with RIM since April 2001 when he joined as Director of Software Development. He came to the company from Nortel, where he managed CDMA-related development for more than five …

RIM, TAT show off gorgeous BlackBerry PlayBook apps at MWC [video]

February 17th, 2011

RIM might have the enterprise market squarely in its sights with the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but the sleek device is hardly all business. At Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, recent RIM acquisition The Astonishing Tribe was on hand to show off two applications built to demo some of the QNX-powered PlayBook’s capabilities. And as can …

RIM acquires The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), the SWAT team of UI design

December 2nd, 2010

RIM’s upcoming QNX-based OS is about to get a swift kick in the UI, as the company announced its acquisition of The Astonishing Tribe on Thursday. Also known as TAT, the team is renowned for its stunning UI work that often includes unique concepts that never manage to find their way to production devices. While …

Nokia Considering Kastor UI by TAT to Bring S60 up to Date?

May 20th, 2008

We’re really not sure that this one has any weight to it all, but word is buzzing around the Symbian blogosphere in response to an assertion that S60 may be looking to TAT to help it modernize the UI. The rumors began in a forum and so far there hasn’t been much if any evidence …