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Screenshot of Teashark 0.419
Initial releaseSeptember, 2007
Stable release
0.419β / May 22, 2008; 10 years ago (2008-05-22)
PlatformJava ME
Available inEnglish
TypeMobile browser
LicenseProprietary freeware

Teashark is a discontinued mobile web browser for Java MIDP 2.0. It is a browsing client that works in cooperation with the Teashark servers, which transcode (and partly pre-renders) websites and then sends the results to the mobile device, like Opera Mini. Such 'transcoding' is not necessarily faster (as this is extra overhead) than 'direct' browsing like most phones built-in browsers or Opera Mobile does, particularly when Wi-Fi, UMTS or HSDPA is used as data transfer medium. It supports Javascript, as long as no interactive actions are used like popup menus or timed events. It features a preview based history, tabbed browsing (up to 3-4 pages open at a time), a list of all visited pages like desktop browsers and a nice bookmarking capability. Moreover, it uses an AppleWebkit / Linux user agent which allows viewing full web sites rather than limited mobile sites what other mobile browsers do.[1]

Teashark is currently[needs update] in beta, and its download links are 404s.

Some shots of Teashark on Nokia E70

External links[edit]


  1. ^ 2008 March 26. "Teashark mobile browser review". The mobile experience|http://themobileexperience.blogspot.com/2008/03/teashark-mobile-browser-review.html