Research In Motion(RIM) today acquired Torch mobile. Torch Mobile, is the maker of the Iris browser for Windows Mobile. RIM aims to improve the browsing experience on BlackBerry and believes integrating Torch Mobile browser will do the purpose.
"Our team of developers will join RIM’s global organization and will now be focused on utilizing our Webkit-based mobile browser expertise to continue to the ongoing enhancement of the BlackBerry platform," Torch Mobile said in a statement. "Torch Mobile’s team has been actively involved in open source development and includes contributors, committers, and reviewers of the Webkit project," the company said. "As part of RIM, these developers will continue to be active participants in the Webkit development community."
Few of the interesting functionalities of Torch Mobile are-
- touch screen
- "mouse cursor" controls with zoom
- scroll functionality
So blackberry users get ready for a better browsing experience with all new Torch Mobile. Though RIM did not disclose the amount it burnt to acquire Torch Mobile nor did it mention the availability of a better browsing experience.