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JBundyLive 08-24-2009 02:19 PM

Torch Mobile acquired by RIM: Is this the end of Iris Browser on Qtopia and WinMo?
 
Torch Mobile has been acquired by RIM, maker of BlackBerry devices. RIM has been making waves claiming it will develop devices in the future to have browsers on par with that of the iPhone. This sort of confirms the intent, but does it mean that RIM won't work to surpass the iPhone's browser instead of getting "on par" with it?

Clipp 08-24-2009 02:55 PM

RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/0...t-a-decent-br/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget....09rimtorch.jpg

I think it's safe to say we won't see any further enhancements for Iris on WM. It's a shame too, I was using it more and more.

Torx 08-24-2009 03:08 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
what a let down. i love iris. and love keeping up with its progress.

Clipp 08-24-2009 03:13 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Torx (Post 1119483)
what a let down. i love iris. and love keeping up with its progress.

What's even more disappointing is we didn't get to see v1.2, which was supposed to be a huge update with possible UI changes.

JBundyLive 08-24-2009 03:21 PM

Re: Torch Mobile acquired by RIM: Is this the end of Iris Browser on Qtopia and WinM
 
Mod Edit: Link to other thread removed, Threads Merged

pdx77 08-24-2009 03:39 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
Sad news, I guess we will never see version 1.2 they've been promising for awhile now. This is just a big slap in the face to all of us Windows Mobile users.

Now hopefully Dorthy (another webkit based browser) will start improving and take over where Iris left off.

tok 08-24-2009 04:09 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
This is so sad, Iris was such a good browser!!

dschoenike 08-24-2009 05:52 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
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I have the 1.1.9 cab for sale. Just kidding, here it is for anyone interested. R.I.P iris for WM
Dschoenike

pdx77 08-24-2009 06:16 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
and sadly it was only a .1 release away from the 1.2 release, I wonder how close they were on 1.2 before they got bought out.

Yibrushn 08-24-2009 06:51 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
I think they dragged their feet on the 1.2 release cuz they were in talks with RIM. I LOVED Iris. I don't know how I'll browse now. (slight exaggeration)

Noir 08-24-2009 08:40 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
why would rim purchasing Iris impact WM platforms? Can't the company build for both OSes? Just a thought...
as for the news itself I didn't use iris I preferred dorothy...

gadgetfreak 08-24-2009 11:49 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
I think RIM's thinking is that they finally better get a decent browser on their phones 'cause them people are starting to really want to use that intertubes thingy...

Noir 08-25-2009 09:14 AM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
who would've thunk it!?
people like the intertubes!?

cornelious2 08-26-2009 08:19 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
yea this sucks Iris was SOO close to making my phone up to par with a real desktop browser....

dannzeman 09-01-2009 05:58 PM

Re: RIP Iris Browser for WM, RIM acquires Torch Mobile
 
I tried Iris but never really liked it, especially compared to Skyfire and Opera Mobile 9.7 with the Turbo Mode. At least BB will get a decent browser. Their stock one was as bad as the stock PalmOS web browser, both of which were way worse than PIE.


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