Talk:Mobile browser/Archive 1

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Rendering explanation needed

Wikipedia is displayed in a beautiful way on my BlackBerry. I was looking for an explanation of why this is; for example the BlackBerry browser doesn't bother with the left-hand menus (but puts them neatly at the bottom of the page) and instead displays the main article window. I guess it can do this because of cascading style sheets. Anyway, if someone can add an explanation about how Wikipedia is rendered on different microbrowsers, that would be nice! Davidgauntlett 21:25, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

"Microbrowser" - term is obsolete

The term "microbrowser" is obsolete. It is used as the menu name of some WAP browsers (notably Openwave). Browsers on mobile devices today range from low-end WAP browsers to full-featured desktop browsers ported to mobile devices (Web Browser for S60, iPhone Safari, Opera Mobile). All are commonly referred to as "Mobile browsers" in the industry and press (search "microbrowser" and "mobile browser" in Please move "Microbrowser" to "Mobile browser" and create a redirect from "Microbrowser". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fdavis99 (talkcontribs) 18:48, 28 July 2007


Mention plucker, --jidanni 2006-04-15 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 10:23, 15 April 2006

Plucker doesn't seem notable to me :) What makes it notable? I'm wondering if Ajax_Mobile needs it's own article? Mathiastck 21:55, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

This article seems to be in need of a major rewrite.

There is no mention of rendering engines, which browsers have common lineage.

This is mostly buzzword bingo with no real content to speak of. I am not an expert having never worked on a micro browser, but I am sure that there are opera based browser, webcore based browsers, I suspect that MicroSoft has a rendering engine for micro browsers (or do they recycle Trident?) Is Gecko used rendering handheld css media? Is Khtml/WebKit used by browsers? what is the lineage of the listed browsers? Is there a java based browser that is common? (I suspect so, I have know clue what it would be or who that would be)

I would expect a discussion of css and the handheld media parameters.

I would also expect a chronological history.

Until this is cleaned up I would move the browsers back to the list of all browsers and reduce this to a stub.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 12:48, 17 April 2007

the most popular browser on PocketGear, PIEPlus, isn't even on the list. Maybe I will add it later.Springbreak04 22:43, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


I'm looking for a list of what scripting languages are supported by the most popular microbrowsers. Mathiastck 12:19, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


If you cell is already equipped with the mini browser, mines anokia 6275i do you have to pay for the internet every month even if you dont use it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinitsu (talkcontribs) 01:41, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

There exist phones that can connect over wifi, without being charged by a carrier. Mathiastck (talk) 21:20, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Flash support

I stripped out the line that mentions flash support. Could we get a reference, or name of a handset who's browser supports flash? I've only seen flash outside of the browser, or on Ultra Mobile PCs. Mathiastck (talk) 21:20, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Browser with Flash support

Skyfire has Flash! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:24, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

removal list

i' that i could learn many things from your edits and now i see mostly everything like you. thats really good, but this edit was bad. i propose to split the aticle in mobile and list of mobile than it is better. but not deleting this data because it is clearly the best list in this space... --mabdul 0=* 19:44, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Supported platforms

Please add the platforms that are supported by each browser to the list. SharkD (talk) 04:13, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

New table

The layout of the article frankly sucks. The current table leaves out latest version, release date, platforms supported, etc. It lists some browsers as used by some vendors that are still in Alpha (e.g. Fennec).

I'm going to start on a new table here, and then move it to the main article if no one objects. Any constructive criticism is welcome. JCDenton2052 (talk) 11:11, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Browser Layout engine JavaScript engine Platform(s) Latest version Release date Downloadable Website FOSS Software license Notes
Access NetFront ? ? ALP, BREW, ITRON, Linux, Nucleus, OS-9, OSE, Palm OS, Qt, Qt Extended, REX OS, Symbian S60, UIQ, VxWorks, Windows CE, Windows Mobile 3.5 R009CV February 26, 2009 Yes [1] No ?
Amazon Kindle Basic Web ? ? Amazon Kindle ? ? No [2] No ?
An Original Idea Webby Pro ? ? Windows Mobile 2.6 ? Yes [3] No ?
Anygraaf Doris Browser ? ? Symbian S60 1.19 ? Yes [4] No ?
Apple Safari WebKit SquirrelFish Extreme iPhone OS 3.2 November 21, 2008 No [5] No ?
Bitstream Bolt ? ? J2ME Beta 2 ? Yes [6] No ?
Bitstream ThunderHawk ? ? BREW, J2ME, Symbian S60, Windows Mobile 2.10304 April 20, 2006 Yes [7] No ?
Danger browser ? ? Danger Hiptop OS ? ? No No ?
Google Android Browser WebKit ? Android 1.5 Release 1 April 27, 2009 Yes Yes Apache 2.0 and GPLv2 Available on HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1
Ibis IbisBrowserDX ? ? J2ME, Windows Mobile 5.2.6 ? Yes [8] No ?
Infraware Polaris Browser ? ? ? 7.0 ? No [9] No ?
Jataayu jB5 Mobile Browser ? ? Symbian S60, Windows Mobile 5.0.117 ? Yes [10] No ?
Kolbysoft Steel WebKit ? Android 0.0.19 February 19, 2009 Yes [11] Yes ? Fork of Google Android Browser
Microsoft Deepfish Trident JScript Windows Mobile ? ? No [12] No ? Canceled
Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile Trident JScript Windows Mobile 6 on 6 ? No [13] No ? 6 on 6 will include IE 6 rendering engine and IE 8 JavaScript engine
Mozilla Based Browser for Maemo Gecko SpiderMonkey Maemo ? ? Yes [14] Yes ?
Mozilla Fennec Gecko SpiderMonkey Linux, Mac OS X, Maemo, Windows, Windows Mobile 1.0 Alpha 1 April 30, 2009 Yes [15] Yes MPL 1.1, GNU GPL 2.0, or GNU LGPL 2.1
Mozilla Minimo Gecko SpiderMonkey Windows Mobile 0.2 No [16] Yes ? Canceled
Myriad Group Myriad Browser WebKit ? ? 9 ? No [17] No ?
Nokia Web Browser for S40 WebKit ? Nokia S40 ? ? No [18] No ?
Nokia Web Browser for S60 WebKit ? Symbian S60 ? ? No [19] No ?
Novarra nweb ? ? ? ? ? No [20] No ?
Novarra Vision ? ? ? 8.0 March 31, 2009 No [21] No ?
OpenMobl Systems Universe WebKit ? Palm OS Pre Alpha July 31, 2008 Yes [22] Yes ?
Opera Mini Presto ? J2ME 4.2.13918 ? Yes [23] No ?
Opera Mobile Presto ? Symbian S60, UIQ, Windows Mobile 9.51 Beta 2 February 19, 2009 Yes [24] No ?
Palm Blazer ? ? Palm OS 4.5 ? No No ?
Picsel Browser ? ? ? ? ? No [25] No ?
Research In Motion BlackBerry Browser ? ? BlackBerry ? ? No [26] No ?
Rocket Mobile RocketBrowser ? ? BREW ? ? No [27] No ?
Skyfire Labs Skyfire ? ? Symbian S60, Windows Mobile 0.9 February 12, 2009 Yes [28] No ?
Stanford Power Browser ? ? Palm OS 5.0 ? Yes [29] No ?
Teashark WebKit ? J2ME 0.9 Build 419 ? Yes [30] No ?
TLogic PocketWeb ? ? J2ME 2.2.1 November 14, 2005 Yes [31] No ?
Torch Mobile Iris Browser WebKit SquirrelFish Extreme Qt, Windows CE, Windows Mobile 1.1.7 April 23, 2009 Yes [32] No ?
UCWEB ? ? ? ? ? Yes [33] No ?
WinWAP Browser ? ? Windows, Windows Mobile ? Yes [34] No ?

Abandoned mobile browsers


Digital Airways Wapaka Browser

Infraware Embider


Motorola Symphony

Obigo Browser

Pixo Browser

Reqwireless WebViewer


Mobila browsers not available in English


Mobile HTML transcoders





I original wanted to add a extra column and add two columns: user installable and preinstalled: and combined the rest of the browsers to the table... mabdul 18:49, 30 April 2009 (UTC)