Last year, RIM acquired TorchMobile, developers of Iris, a WebKit based browser that was available for Windows Mobile devices till that time. That move seems to be paying off already, as RIM has announced a new WebKit-based browser for its blackberry range of smartphones.
The browser supports:
- HTML 5
- Blackberry & JIL widgets
- Fast panning and zooming
- Proxy technology
And according to Gizmodo, it also scored a perfect 100 in the Acid3 rendering test.
Check out the demo video below:
This effectively takes care of one of the major limitations of the BlackBerry platform – a modern, capable web browser. BlackBerrys just got more attractive to the average smartphone user.