It wasn’t a huge leap to take RIM’s purchase of Torch Mobile, a software company known almost exclusively for making a single WebKit mobile browser, as a sign that the company was ready to take the dive, but just in case that wasn’t enough, BlackBerry just put out a call for WebKit developers:
Utilizing their knowledge in C++ programming, the successful candidate will be working in a fast-paced, dynamic development environment to develop a WebKit-based browser for the BlackBerry Platform.
The only question now is, when? Normally the initial hiring of a core developer could be taken to mean that the project is embryonic, but keep in mind: RIM bought an entire, complete browser. This may just be an optimisation project, not a full-on browser development, so decent browsing on BlackBerry might not be that far off. [CareerBeacon via Engadget]