RIM acquires Torch Mobile – Expect better browser based on Webkits


Torch Mobile, makers of the Iris Browser, had been purchased by Research in Motion. That’s great news for BlackBerry users, as RIM definitely needs to improve native BlackBerry device browser. We have seen video showing tabbed browsing and expected support for Flash and Silverlight in BlackBerry browser before, now with this acquired Torch Mobile Iris Browser skill set, expect a better BlackBerry Browser based on Webkits which is said to be faster.

As per WMexperts, Torch Mobile will no longer continue developing for Windows Mobile and Win-CE based smartphones. Bad news for Win-Mobile, good news for BlackBerry users!

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