RIM says BlackBerry Browser Will Match Mobile Safari Next Year
I am on my second blackberry and I can tell you what all of you already know...that the BlackBerry's native browser isnt the quickest or the most convinient of browsers.
Well I just got sent an article that makes one think relief might be just around the corner. He is what is said:
The BlackBerry (NSDQ: RIMM)’s native browser is notoriously sluggish and awkward, but according to TD Securities analyst, Chris Umiastowski, RIM says it will be on par with the iPhone’s mobile Safari browser… eventually. Next summer, so they say. This is, of course, presuming RIM means they’ll keep pace with any improvements Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) makes between now and then as well, which is an awfully ambitious goal since there’s already such a gap in browsing quality between the two devices as it is now. I’m prone to think RIM could pull it off if they said they would match the iPhone’s current browsing experience after a year of work…
What do you guys think will happen? Will we actually get flash support in the near future? Or will we have to stick with our third party apps?
Good news if it happens. And I hope that don't play catch up but rather surpass at this point
You aren't saying there is an app out there right now that supports flash, are you???
Skyfire supports Flash and is currently available on WinMo and Nokia phones.
Originally Posted by TommyGrubz
Skyfire supports flash. Though it's in private testing. IMO, I would have liked to see the BB Browser have caught up to Mobile Safari by now. It's on of my biggest turns offs to BlackBerry and turn ons to the iPhone. Don't get me wrong though, this is great news.
I read that last night and fell out of my chair. Nice PR move but I will believe it when I see it. And by next year, when the 4th gen iPhone is released I am sure it will kick the pants off of RIM's browser. Just give me Skyfire and I'll be fine.
Skyfire for the BlackBerry still needs alot of work IMO, it has improved some since the last leak but it is still slow and awkward to move around and zoom and such.
Originally Posted by jlevy73
I understand that but it's already being used on every WinMo and Nokia device in the world and Nokia makes a hell of a lot of phones. Yes it is in beta for BB but the question is why did it take so freaking long for BB to realize hey maybe we need a better browser. Is it because analysts say that the iPhone will pass BB in sales within 3 years??
Originally Posted by Laney
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