RIM Douses the Windows Mobile WebKit Torch

irisbrowserHere’s a quick — and sad — update to that Torch Mobile story from yesterday. Research In Motion bought the company yesterday, presumably to build its own WebKit browser for BlackBerry devices. While that’s a two-thumbs-up story for BlackBerry owners, Windows Mobile devices are apparently getting a different finger.

Torch Mobile’s Iris browser, which brought WebKit to WinMo, is no longer under development. James noticed yesterday that all links to the Iris browser were gone. Now I see that WMExperts heard direct from a Torch Mobile spokesperson who states that the company will no longer develop for Windows Mobile or CE. That sounds pretty official — WebKit for Windows Mobile is no more — at least not until someone else takes up the torch.


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