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[Eric] HTC Acquires French Mobile Software Developer Abaxia

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HTC Corporation announced in a press release yesterday its acquisition of Paris, France-based mobile software developer Abaxia. While the Taiwan-based company does not reveal the financial terms of the acquisition on its announcement, reports state that €11 million [$13.1 million] were paid for Abaxia.

With that said, HTC is not revealing what its plans for Abaxia are. Of course, we can only assume that HTC will integrate the Abaxia technologies and products into those of its own. “The addition of Abaxia deepen and broaden our software development capabilities so that we can innovate at an even faster pace,†said HTC CEO Peter Chou in a statement.

For more information, check out the full press release by HTC after the break.
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www.abaxia.com

Looks like their three products deal with the idle screen.
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Anyone familiar with what this company has made? I've never heard of them. Would like to know what to expect HTC will be using from them.


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www.abaxia.com

Looks like their three products deal with the idle screen.
After looking that over briefly i'd say they are going to use the Abaxia code to enhance TF3D/Manilla/Etc.
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I bet you HTC will be enhancing Sense UI for added value.
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I bet you HTC will be enhancing Sense UI for added value.
Precisely what i mean. But i'm surprised they went as far as to buy the whole company over it. They must have really liked something about Abaxia's work.
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Precisely what i mean. But i'm surprised they went as far as to buy the whole company over it. They must have really liked something about Abaxia's work.
It was only $13M... and HTC probably wants exclusive custom apps.
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That would make a lot of sense. In the long run, not a very large investment (not that $13M isn't a lot, but by most aquisitional standards, not a lot) to secure the chance to better the UI and design proprietary custom apps. I have to say I really do like HTC products. My girlfriend's HD2 is amazing. Just the app support for Windows Mobile isn't as great as it is for Android.
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