tinyHippos has joined Research In Motion. tinyHippos are the makers of a mobile environment emulator called Ripple and have extensive experience in web and mobile widget/web development. If you are not already familiar with them you can find out more about tinyHippos website.
"We're excited that the tinyHippos team is joining the BlackBerry Developer team and bringing their expertise in cross-platform emulation environments to the BlackBerry platform.
We've been integrating support for web technologies like HTML5 and BlackBerry WebWorks into our developer platform, and working to continually deliver enhanced tools and frameworks to our developer community. We look forward to working with the team at tinyHippos to further provide a simplified and streamlined experience to our developers," said the BlackBerry team.
"We're extremely excited about our future at RIM and continuing to grow and support Ripple. This's a great step towards our goal of providing a cross-platform mobile application development and testing tool to developers worldwide. Specifically, we'll be working to bring BlackBerry support to the Ripple product," said tinyHippos.