BlackBerry gets WebKit browser with proxy technology

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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
  • Javascript
  • 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.

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