MWC: RIM Shows Off Webkit BlackBerry Browser
BlackBerry smartphones, long criticized for using a dated browser, will soon be getting an upgrade to a Webkit standard. It has been rumored that RIM was working on developing a Webkit browser–which is used as the standard in the default Symbian, Android, iPhone, and webOS browsers–and the results were unveiled in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress.
Mobile World Congress this year witnessed a modernization of user interfaces and OSes, and RIM’s browser is one such effort. At MWC, we saw the announcement of the brand new Windows Phone 7 Series, Symbian^3, a 3D UI concept for Android, and SPB Mobile Shell 5.0 for Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian.