Business internet service provider Timico has bought mobile applications company Handheld PCs as it looks to move into the mobile space.
The company said the acquisition will deliver ‘a new dimension’ to its range of mobile services, and will provide the group with a ‘key component’ for repositioning its mobile proposition within its overall capability in supply and management of Next Generation Networks.
Handheld PCs currently partners O2 with a number of business apps for mobile devices, including hand-e-pix, the hosted photo-cataloguing and storage application.
Timico Group chairman Tim Radford said: ‘The addition of Handheld PCs allows us to make further progress in increasing our capability to address the growing demand for mobile based applications, the management of the smartphone devices on which they reside, and, in time, the integration of the mobile internet bearer into a corporate IP data network.
‘Add this to our leading capability to provide mobile connectivity and a range of customer focused billing services, and we are well positioned to help large communities of users for whom the management of the mobile data user is becoming a growing issue.’
Upon acquisition Handheld PCs will relocate to the Group’s offices in Fareham, Hampshire.