New BlackBerry WebKit browser stars in video

New BlackBerry WebKit browser stars in video
For many years now, BlackBerry users had to put up with a browser that was not quite up to the same standards as mobile Safari, Opera, the browser on webOS or the stock Android browser. RIM has realized that even respectable, pinstriped wearing businessmen like to surf the web and has been working on a WebKit browser of its own, one that recently scored a 100 on the Acid3 test. The Canadian based firm says that the new browser is "Fluid, Fast and Snappy". Some of the new touches that have been added include pinch-to-zoom capabilities and tabbed browsing. As if we had to make this exciting for 'Berry fans, we can tell you that the browser was running on the too-cool for words BlackBerry 9800, which is the touchscreen/slider handset that could give the Android and iPhone 4 a little challenge later this year. The word is that the browser will not be dependent on service books which means that while it might be exclusive to the new OS 6, it will not be exclusive to any carrier.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9800 Preliminary Specifications

source: Driphter via BerryReview

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8 Comments

1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

too bad that new BB 9800 is going to ATT, so no unlimited data.

2. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

i'm not very impressed. I hate getting all those white spots while scrolling through a web page

3. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

LMAO looks well sh*t!

8. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

To be honest it's a lot better then what they currently have, but going up against the Android, iPhone and browsers like Opera and Skye Fire, they've got a lot of work to do...

4. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

For BB I'm very impressed. They may have a chance; Still not swtiching from android but for my work I actually have a phone that I can use now with a litle pleasure. Anyway for those of you who are not impressed just pickup a storm 2 and you will see the progress thats been made; anyway some of you may never be satisfied. STOP COMPARING QUALITY TO THE IPHONE. IF YOU LIKE THE IPHONE SO MUCH BUY ONE

5. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

Comparing any competitors touch-screen smartphone with the iPhone makes sense. I will never buy an iPhone as it doesn't meet my needs, that's why I'm using a android device, HTC HERO.

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Every phone is its own device. When I say stop comparing it I mean certain phones where designed to cater to different markets. People will sit here and compare the Motorola Devour to the IPONE when it makes no sense. Of course comparing weight and tech specs makes sense but if you think your gonna buy a droid and get an iphone your wrong. Your getting a better phone lol

6. Galen20K

Posts: 559; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

its alright its definitely not up to spec with Android or iPhone browsers however. But for Blackberry its an improvement and honestly it couldn't get any worse for them so yeah, they should keep working it up.

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