RIM acquires Torch Moble… Webkit Browser heading to your BlackBerry in the Future!

August 26, 2009 | By | 4 Comments


Always searching for the right browser for your BlackBerry? Well you might not have to look much further than your device itself by this time next year. Recently a RIM executive made the statement that the BlackBerry browser would have a webkit based browser by next summer. It looks like RIM has taken a step in the right direction to make that a reality. RIM has acquired Torch Mobile. If you visit the website for Torch Mobile you will see the following message.

Torch Mobile is excited to announce that our company has been acquired by Research In Motion (RIM), one of the most renowned mobile technology companies in the world. Our team of developers will join RIM’s global organization and will now be focused on utilizing our WebKit-based mobile browser expertise to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the BlackBerry® platform.

Torch Mobile’s team of highly skilled developers has been actively involved in Open Source development and includes contributors, Committers and Reviewers of the WebKit project. As part of RIM, these developers will continue to be active participants in the WebKit development community.

It will be interesting to see how RIM incorporates Torch Mobile’s technologies into their browser…

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