Speculation that Research In Motion is at work on a new and improved BlackBerry web browser continues to grow--now, Engadget reports that RIM is seeking to hire a developer to help create a WebKit-based browser for its platform. A RIM job posting discovered on the CareerBeacon.com website calls for candidates knowledgeable in C++ programming as well as an ability to work with Linux and Windows, experience interfacing with hardware devices and embedded systems, and a background in GUI development.
In August, Research In Motion acquired WebKit solutions developer Torch Mobile, creator of the Iris web browser for mobile and embedded devices. Torch announced the acquisition on its website: "Our team of developers will join RIM's global organization and will now be focused on utilizing our WebKit-based mobile browser expertise to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the BlackBerry platform... As part of RIM, these developers will continue to be active participants in the WebKit development community." WebKit already powers mobile browsers on competing device platforms including the iPhone, Symbian S60 and Android.
For more on RIM's WebKit developer search:
- read this Engadget article
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