WebKit browser coming to the Blackberry

Part of the key to having a successful mobile device is getting the browser to play nicely with as many of the billions of web pages out there. Research In Motion (RIM), makers of the successful Blackberry handsets, plan on making its platform better by adding a WebKit-based browser.

Part of the key to having a successful mobile device is getting the browser to play nicely with as many of the billions of web pages out there. Research In Motion (RIM), makers of the successful Blackberry handsets, plan on making its platform better by adding a WebKit-based browser.

The announcement was made today at Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona. This announcement has been expected ever since RIM acquired Torch Mobile, developers of the WebKit-based mobile browser Iris, in August of last year.

It makes sense for RIM to go with a WebKit solution. After all, WebKit works on the iPhone, and works on the Android, so it makes sense to not to reinvent the wheel.

No word on availability or whether it will be a standalone update or come as part of a bigger OS update.

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