RIM Acquires Torch Mobile Indicating Future BlackBerry Browser To Be Based On WebKit

Posted Aug 24, 2009

Research In Motion, the company behind all of the BlackBerry devices has acquired Torch Mobile.

Torch Mobile is best known for designing applications based on WebKit. Torch plans to apply their knowledge with WebKit on Research In Motion’s mobile devices.

WebKit is web rendering software that is used on Google Android, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Palm WebOS, etc.  BlackBerry devices are good at e-mail, but lack a solid browser.  However rumor has it that Research In Motion wants to get Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight running on their browsers.