RIM Introduces WebKit BlackBerry Browser To Compete with iPhone

RIM today introduced a new WebKit based browser for the BlackBerry platform. WebKit is the same technology used in popular mobile browsers on the iPhone, Palm Pre and Android phones. They provide a more robust mobile experience that is more akin to what you have on your PC or Mac.

According to RIM’s co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, the WebKit browser will be available on BlackBerrys this year, but did not provide specifics.

“You’ll see how fast it downloads, how quickly it renders and how smooth it scrolls and zooms in,”said Lazaridis.

This is great news for BlackBerry owners. Now it’s a matter of when RIM will deliver.

[via Business Week]

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