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Proof that RIM looks to improve the BlackBerry browser

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Proof that RIM looks to improve the BlackBerry browser
We have heard from RIM that they are looking to upgrade the BlackBerry browser. While showing some improvement on the Storm2 and the 5.0.0.328 OS upgrade in the first-gen Storm, the current web browser on the handsets are not up to the same standards as the ones on the iPhone, on Android devices, and on the Palm Pre. All three of those have browsers based on the open source WebKit browser engine that enable phones to show web sites nearly perfectly rendered from their desktop version. Recently, the Canadian manufacturer acquired Torch Mobile, the company that makes the WebKit based Iris browser. Now, a tipster has told Engadget Mobile that RIM has put up a listing seeking a "WebKit Developer". The skills required for the position would certainly lead one to think that a new browser is being developed for the BlackBerry OS. If you have a background in writing code for the browser engine, or you are just curious, you can check out the job listing at the source link.

source: CareerBeacon via EngadgetMobile

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Something they should have done a long time ago... hopefully they will compete with the better browsers available.

posted on 02 Nov 2009, 12:04

2. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


the blackberry browser sucks. and this new update for my storm made the browser even slower. good bye crappberry storm.

posted on 02 Nov 2009, 12:23

3. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Wow! I never thought I would ever hear (read) you say that! Amazing! I assume you are going for the Droid then? If so, great choice!

posted on 02 Nov 2009, 15:22

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


yes, i'm going for the droid. even though my storm has been a great device, i just want to give something else a try.

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