of the world's most experienced developers of WebKit-based software solutions
today announced the launch of Torch Mobile and the introduction of the company's
flagship product, the Iris Browser. The company and product are being introduced
for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.
Since 2003, the people behind Torch Mobile have been acknowledged as experts in
the KHTML and WebKit development communities. Led by George Staikos, a key
contributor to the WebKit project and other popular open source initiatives,
Torch Mobile is hitting the ground running with the launch of the Iris Browser.
Currently available as a public preview release for Windows Mobile 6 and
available for free download at www.torchmobile.com, the Iris Browser brings a
desktop-quality Web experience to mobile and embedded systems of virtually any
The Iris Browser is a flexible, high-performance application, designed to
provide users with a full-featured browsing experience on mobile phones, set-top
boxes, portable media players and other resource-constrained devices. Based on
the WebKit rendering engine, the Iris Browser provides a powerful and
standards-compliant Internet experience that is consistent across different
mobile Web devices.
Some of the key features of the Iris Browser include:
- Customizable user interface
- Touch screen and rotating screen support
- Multi-window and multi-tab browsing
- Several zoom modes (including block zoom)
- Advanced security and privacy features (SSL, anti-phishing, and pop-up
The Iris Browser has been developed to support a variety of popular mobile
environments. The first version available for open public beta supports Windows
Mobile 6, with additional versions already developed for Trolltech's Qt embedded
2.3, Qtopia Core 4.3, and Qtopia 4.3.
Cheers ~ Arne