HTC today announced its acquisition of Dashwire, a Seattle based startup that is offering Cloud Sync platform for mobile operators, device makers and retailers for $18.5 million. Currently Dashwire supports Android, Windows Mobile (Yes, Not Windows Phone), Symbian and BlackBerry. HTC may incorporate Dashwireâ€™s technology into its HTC Sense offerings for its smartphones. So far, HTC Sense is only seen on Android devices, but that doesnâ€™t mean it wont come to Windows Phones. Also BGR reports that HTC made Dashwire acquisition because Dashwire and Intellectual Ventures (IVÂ®) announced last year that Dashwire has become a customer of IV and has acquired patents to use for defensive purposes. HTC may use them against Apple in their on going IP battle.