BlackBerry Upcoming WebKit Browser

RIM has unveiled the new upcoming BlackBerry browser based on the new WebKit engine.

At the New England BlackBerry meetup, Mike Kirkup mentioned that they are doing some neat tricks with precompiling JavaScript through MDS which makes the JavaScript blazing fast. You can see it for yourself in the embedded video.


The new WebKit browser will be available in the next OS release but the upgrade will be limited on per device manner since WebKit browser is quite resource demanding.

Anyways, it's great news and good job RIM!