Torch Mobile Launches With Next Generation Mobile Web Browser At Mobile World Congress 2008

           New Iris Browser offers high-performance Web experience
                   for Windows Mobile and other platforms.

    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - One of the world's most experienced
developers of WebKit-based software solutions today announced the launch of
Torch Mobile and the introduction of the company's flagship product, the Iris
Browser(TM). The company and product are being introduced for the first time
at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.
    Since 2003, the people behind Torch Mobile have been acknowledged as
experts in the KHTML and WebKit development communities. Led by George
Staikos, a key contributor to the WebKit project and other popular open source
initiatives, Torch Mobile is hitting the ground running with the launch of the
Iris Browser. Currently in preview release for Windows Mobile(R) 6 and
available for free download at, the Iris Browser brings a
desktop-quality Web experience to mobile and embedded systems of virtually any
    "As mobile and smartphone devices become more powerful and more
prevalent, people want a complete Web experience in the palm of their hand,"
said George Staikos, President of Torch Mobile. "With the Iris Browser, we've
distilled our years of development experience into a product that we think
brings the pinnacle of Web functionality to a broad range of devices."
    The Iris Browser is a flexible, high-performance application, designed to
provide users with a full-featured browsing experience on mobile phones,
set-top boxes, portable media players and other resource-constrained devices.
Based on the WebKit rendering engine, the Iris Browser provides a powerful and
standards-compliant Internet experience that is consistent across different
mobile Web devices. Some of the key features of the Iris Browser include:

    -  Customizable user interface;
    -  Touch screen and rotating screen support;
    -  Multi-window and multi-tab browsing;
    -  Several zoom modes (including block zoom);
    -  Advanced security and privacy features (SSL, anti-phishing, and pop-up

    The Iris Browser has been developed to support a variety of popular
mobile environments. The first version available for open public beta supports
Windows Mobile(R) 6, with additional versions already developed for
Trolltech's Qt(R) embedded 2.3, Qtopia(R) Core 4.3, and Qtopia(R) 4.3.
    Torch Mobile will be co-exhibiting with Trolltech at Mobile World
Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain from February 11-14. To see the Iris Browser
in action, visit Torch Mobile online, or at stand 2C72, Hall 2.

    About Torch Mobile Inc.

    Torch Mobile, an experienced developer of WebKit-based solutions,
provides innovative and cutting-edge software applications and related
services for mobile and embedded devices. Its customers include international
manufacturers of mobile phones, ultra-mobile PCs, set-top boxes, portable
media players, and other embedded systems.
    Torch Mobile is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. To learn more about the
company, please visit
    Torch Mobile and the Iris Browser are trademarks of Torch Mobile Inc. All
other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Press contacts: Michael O'Connor Clarke,
Thornley Fallis Communications, (416) 515-7517 x245,;
John Delacourt, Thornley Fallis Communications, (416) 515-7517 x300,

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