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Iris Browser was a web browser for Windows Mobile smartphones and [1 ] personal digital assistants (PDAs) developed by the Torch Mobile company. The first version of Iris Browser was released in 2008. It is currently one of only three web browsers designed for portable devices which scores a 100/100 on the [2 ] Acid3 test. [3 ]
RIM acquired Torch Mobile on August 24, 2009 and Torch Mobile spokesman George Staikos has announced that Windows Mobile development will not continue. On August 12, 2010, RIM released the first device featuring a [4 ] WebKit-based browser for its BlackBerry OS, branding the mobile phone as "BlackBerry Torch". [5 ]
Features [ edit ]
WebKit rendering engine [6 ]
SquirrelFish Extreme Customizable interface
Touch screen control Advanced
HTML and CSS support Languages
Zoom and tap Function
Multiple windows and tabs
Software mouse cursor
Advanced security features
Advanced mobile key navigation
HTTP cache optimized for low disk usage
SSL and authenticated proxy support Styled Form Controls
Netscape plug-in API
SVG, XPath, and XSLT support History Auto-Complete
Efficient storage of bookmarks and cookies
Bookmark editor, carrier specified list
Favorite icons and history
XHTML 1.x mobile profile support Customizable about: pages
Performance [ edit ]
According to independent testing, Iris 1.1.5 loads pages more slowly than its closest competitor,
Opera Mobile. The [7 ] UI was greatly enhanced all the way up until 1.1.9 which was released on July 6, 2009.
According to testing done by Torch Mobile, Iris 1.1.2 outperformed
References [ edit ]
^ Fitzpatrick, Jason (2008-12-08). "Iris Brings Desktop Browsing To Windows Mobile". Lifehacker . Retrieved October 1, 2014.
^ "Torch Mobile Launches Free Web Browser for Windows Mobile". Brighthand. 2008-02-15 . Retrieved October 1, 2014.
^ Perez, Sarah (2009-02-24). "Iris: A New Browser for Windows Mobile Emerges from Beta". Channel19 . Retrieved October 1, 2014.
^ Nickinson, Phil (2009-08-25). "RIM purchases Torch Mobile; Iris Browser for Windows Mobile will be discontinued". wpcentral.com . Retrieved October 1, 2014.
^ "BlackBerry Torch is official, launching August 12th on AT&T for $200". Engadget. 03-08-2010 . Retrieved October 2, 2014.
^ Loganbill, Scott (2008-08-13). "Torch Fires up Webkit-Powered Windows Mobile Browser". Webmonkey . Retrieved October 1, 2014.
^ Niall, Magennis (2009-03-30). "Torch Mobile Iris Browser 1.1.5 IRIS". TrustedReviews . Retrieved April 30, 2009.