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RIM acquires Torch Mobile; WebKit-based browser headed to BlackBerry handsets

Published Aug 24th, 2009 10:20AM EDT

Wow. That probably sums up everyone at BGR’s initial reaction when we got a heads up that RIM acquired Torch Mobile. Why, might you ask? Well, it goes a lot deeper than this, but all we can see glistening right now are the words “WebKit-based browser”. That would go nicely with some Flash and Silverlight action, eh?

Thanks, Jason!

Jonathan Geller Founder, President & Editor-in-chief

Jonathan Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of the newly formed BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.