And now, the Mobile Browser Battles

20 thoughts on “And now, the Mobile Browser Battles”

  1. Om:

    I have one word to say: WebKit

    WebKit, WebKit, WebKit! Its open source, is backed by Apple and Nokia and provides the HTML engine that Adobe is using in the new Apollo product. iPhone will show off what WebKit can do even more so than Apple’s Safari and Steve Jobs will once again show the world how to do it right. I just can’t wait for iPhone, its going to whale on all these other wannabes!!!

  2. Yep and MS if you are going to launch a technology and widely advertise it as beta make sure that more than a handful of people are invited for the beta, I went to the download site at 7.30am (est usa) or about 4 hours after the first press releases and ONLY after entering my email address was I told you were no longer allowing downloads….hmmm nice if you had of told me that before I provided you my email address.

    Cheers,
    Dean Collins
    http://www.collins.net.pr/blog

  3. Yep and MS if you are going to launch a technology and widely advertise it as beta make sure that more than a handful of people are invited for the beta, I went to the download site at 7.30am (est usa) or about 4 hours after the first press releases and ONLY after entering my email address was I told you were no longer allowing downloads….hmmm nice if you had of told me that before I provided you my email address.

    Cheers,
    Dean Collins
    http://www.collins.net.pr/blog

  4. Windows mobile 2003 (the smart phone OS which was existent an year back) has been completely ignored by Microsoft. This browser (and almost all the new smartphone software) is not supported by WM2003. Totally rubbish, considering the old OS is not even 1 year old. And No, I cannot upgrade from 2003 version to Windows Mobile 5. For this I have to buy a new phone.

  5. “iPhone will show off what WebKit can do even more so than Apple’s Safari and Steve Jobs will once again show the world how to do it right. I just can’t wait for iPhone, its going to whale on all these other wannabes!!!”

    LOL.

    Safari on iPhone is just ripping off what other people have been doing for years. Jobs is good at hyping stuff and pretending that he invented something, but that doesn’t change the fact that what he showed us with the iPhone browser is nothing new. Even Nokia has done stuff like that.

  6. I have used Opera Mini for ½ a year and it is great. Why?
    1. It is 100% free
    2. It (preformats) compress all information = faster and cheaper. Last quarters bill was less than a euro.
    3. The startup page includes wikipedia – very often we start to talk about something and wants to look it up.
    4. I can read/send gmail + remembers my password
    5. Fast, stable and intuative.
    6. Only drawback (I think) is they use yahoo as the default search engine instead of google. Some might see that as an advantage though.
    + Our brothers made it. Snyggt jobbat Norge.

  7. A few more things
    7. It mutes the surfing when you get a call, and asks if you want to continue once the call is over.
    8. Starts up in less then 5 seconds.
    9. Caches your your current session history – faster.

    So what is on the wishlist:
    I wish it could cache my last sessions, for offline surfing. Memory is not a problem since 1Gb is more or less the standard.
    Open in tabs, for downloading in the background.
    Plugins: Gmarks + TextToSpeach (to read me the news tickers in the car)

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