We have heard from
RIM that they are looking to upgrade the BlackBerry browser. While showing some improvement
on the Storm2 and the 22.214.171.1248 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.