RIM acquires Torch Mobile, WebKit browser headed to BlackBerry phones

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Well, now we know how RIM is planning to bring full Flash and Silverlight support to it’s phones. They’ve just acquired Touch Mobile, markers of the Windows Mobile WebKit based Iris Browser.

Torch Mobile is excited to announce that our company has been acquired by Research In Motion (RIM), one of the most renowned mobile technology companies in the world. Our team of developers will join RIM’s global organization and will now be focused on utilizing our WebKit-based mobile browser expertise to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the BlackBerry® platform.

Torch Mobile’s team of highly skilled developers has been actively involved in Open Source development and includes contributors, Commiters and Reviewers of the WebKit project. As part of RIM, these developers will continue to be active participants in the WebKit development community.


No word on the future of the Iris Browser though.

Update: “The company will no longer continue developing for Windows Mobile or Windows-CE.” - Torch Mobile

Source: Torch Mobile via BGR