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RIM Buys Torch Mobile, Iris Browser Maker

Yes! Finally an excuse for RIM to give its BlackBerrys a decent web browser… Specially now, that the Canadians have bought Torch Mobile, Iris browser developer. This web browser is based on WebKit and is mostly used on Windows Mobile devices.

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This piece of news means that we’ll be seeing new BlackBerry models with WebKit-based browsers pre-installed, that wouldn’t be a bad thing, if you ask me. The devs will continue to be part of the community, so Win Mo fans who are accustomed to the browser shouldn’t fear, since they won’t be left aside, unless RIM has something to say.

WebKit is an open source software that’s used for browsers on handsets like Palm Pre, the iPhone, a bunch of Nokia models and Android smartphones.

[via Unwired View]