If anyone say that the BlackBerry web browser is the weak link in an otherwise solid package is to say that the sun rises in the east, or Philip Schofield is annoying: glaringly obvious. Boy Genius Report recently disclosed that RIM acquire Torch Mobile/ That’s set to change though, as RIM is planning to use Webkit to cram the net on to a BlackBerry screen, the same tech used in the iPhone.Let me tell you little bit about Torch Mobile, the company that makes the Webkit fueled Iris mobile browser, and that can only mean on thing: speedy Webkit webpage rendering on your powerhouse push emailer, just like an iPhone.
Spokes person of Torch Mobile admits by saying it is now “focused on utilizing our WebKit-based mobile browser expertise to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the BlackBerry platform.”
Webkit is the engine currently used by a bunch of top-end smarpthones, including the iPhone, Palm Pre and Android blowers, so you know what to expect: perfect webpage lay out, and absolutely no chunks of text vanishing, as they’re prone to do now.
Whether by coincidence or not, the new comes just a week after word that RIM is priming a BlackBerry browser with Flash support for streaming videos. It sounds like the Canadian company has a complete overhaul planned, so expect the shonky BlackBerry browser to jump from the Before to After photo in the months to come. We can’t wait.