Mobile, one of the few independent developers of Windows Mobile web browsers
and the maker of
Iris Browser (for Windows Mobile) just announced, that the company has been
acquired by Research In Motion (RIM), well known for their BlackBerry mobile
phones. According to the statement on Torch Mobile's homepage, the team of
developers will join RIM's global organization and will now be focused on
utilizing their WebKit-based
mobile browser expertise to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the
BlackBerry platform. As part of RIM, these developers will continue to be active
participants in the WebKit development community.
While Torch Mobile hasn't yet said anything about the Iris Browser for
Windows Mobile, it's most unlikely that the Windows Mobile version-development
is continued, especially since it never left the Beta status.
Cheers ~ Arne