"Thumbspeed has done a great job in building some of the most innovative and advanced Mobile Messaging Clients in the world. We are very excited to welcome Thumbspeed customers, partners and employees to OZ," said Skuli Mogensen, CEO and Founder of OZ, in a statement. "Joining forces with Thumbspeed will allow OZ to fulfill our vision: to give consumers what they want -- easy and affordable access to their existing and favorite IM, Email and Social Networking services on their mobile phones."
One mobile messaging company buys a smaller messaging company. I'd say this means that the consumer side of mobile messaging is about to consolidate. I also think it means that mobile messaging companies like OZ are getting ready to fight the juggernaut of Google, especially as Google continues to aggressively push its mobile e-mail and messaging solutions.