The smartphone maker HTC announced that it has acquired Dashwire for $18.5 million, a Seattle-based firm that specializes in cloud services to synchronize smartphones. Dashwire’s technology will make its way to the company’s HTCSense.com cloud service.
Dashwire offers a range of consumer, social and device management software services for mobile operators, device makers and retailers. The company’s platform is available for Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry.
“As more people are buying smartphones and tablets, there is a huge need to help them to easily setup and personalize their devices. The new Dashworks platform will allows people to set up and synchronize their smartphones, as well as to access their content across devices.
Dashwire has been focused on creating, and we will be helping HTC bring new innovation and experiences to its connected services offerings,” said Dashwire founder Ford Davidson.
HTC also announced that sales in July reached $1.56 billion, up 83.3 percent from last year.