BlackBerry WebKit Browser Trounces iPhone 4 and Android 2.1 In Early…

The looks we've gotten so far at BlackBerry OS 6 have been impressive enough, but it looks like the real crown jewel might be that WebKit browser. Here's how it stacked up recently against iOS4 and Android 2.1. » 7/19/10 10:14am 7/19/10 10:14am

RIM Is Definitely Developing a WebKit (Read: Decent) Browser

It wasn't a huge leap to take RIM's purchase of Torch Mobile, a software company known exclusively for making a WebKit mobile browser, as a sign that the company was considering taking the dive. Today, though, we can be sure. » 11/02/09 10:18am 11/02/09 10:18am

RIM Gobbles Up Torch Mobile (Translation: BlackBerry's Getting WebKit,…

Another mobile software maker has fallen for the seductive charms of WebKit, and it's a biggie: RIM has acquired Torch Mobile—the company that makes the WebKit-based Iris browser—to "contribute to the BlackBerry platform." So long, asstastic BlackBerry browser. » 8/24/09 10:51am 8/24/09 10:51am

Firefox Mobile "Fennec" Now Open to All Brave WinMo Alpha Testers

Good news if you're a Windows Mobile user and were feeling left out the Mozilla's Fennec mobile browser party. Today's Alpha 2 release should now work with most devices using the Windows Mobile 6 platform. (Support had initially been limited to the HTC Touch Pro and some other "VGA phones".) » 6/29/09 8:01am 6/29/09 8:01am

Skyfire Leaves Beta, Steals Windows Mobile Browsing Crown

Skyfire, the server-compressed mobile browser that promises "the full web," i.e. Flash support, on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, has graduated from its excruciatingly long testing period. In a word, it's great. » 5/27/09 9:00am 5/27/09 9:00am

Skyfire Coming to BlackBerry, Bringing Full Flash Support

Joining the distinguished ranks of Opera Mini and Bolt, Skyfire looks like it'll be coming to BlackBerrys fairly soon. That means they'll get Skyfire's desktop-grade rendering, server-side compression, and optimized Flash—including support for the likes of Hulu and Vimeo. BGR's leakster has already breathlessly… » 4/23/09 7:50am 4/23/09 7:50am

Firefox Mobile Pre-Alpha Now Available for VGA Windows Mobile Phones

Just as Mozilla's developer wiki cryptically promised last week, a pre-alpha build of Firefox Mobile 'Fennec' has been made available for the HTC Touch Pro, though it'll work on many other VGA (480x640) WinMo phones. » 2/11/09 6:11am 2/11/09 6:11am

Apple Hit With Bizarre, Poorly Scanned iPhone Browsing Patent Suit

Granted, there aren't that many original » 11/25/08 7:32am 11/25/08 7:32am to sue Apple anymore, but this one is just peculiar. , a successful commercial real estate developer, is suing the company because he claims to hold a patent for "the way the iPhone navigates the Internet." He was indeed granted an internet-ish patent in late October, but it's…