Proof that RIM looks to improve the BlackBerry browser

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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4 Comments

1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

3. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 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!

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 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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