Nokia debuts web browser for S60 3rd edition

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 02 2005 @ 13:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nokia today unveiled a new web browser for its S60 (previously Series 60) smartphone platform. This browser is based on the WebCore and JavaScriptCore components of Apple's Safari Web Kit and on the KHTML and KJS from KDE's Konqueror browser.

Features:
- Preservation of the original page layout, presented just as the Web site designers intended;
- Easy navigation of Web pages through page miniatures, reducing the amount of scrolling;
- Pop-up blocking, enhanced start page, and simplified menus;
- Visual History, an easy-to-use back function, showing miniature views of previous pages;
- Text Search, which works as you type, taking you directly to the interesting part of the page;
- Web Feeds, providing easy access to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds from Web sites, blogs, and news stories;
- Dynamic HTML, supporting dynamic menus, rollovers, and scripted behavior such as AJAX applications;
- Extensive support of industry standards including W3C's HTML, XHTML 1.0, DOM, CSS and SVG-Tiny; other Web standards such as SSL and ECMAScript; and Netscape style plug-ins including Flash Lite and audio.

The browser's open source codebase and extensible architecture will enable other industry parties, such as S60 licensees and the open source community, to develop new features for the browser. S60 application developers can use open APIs to build on top of the browser, using it to render rich content within their application. Nokia is committed to open source, and intends to actively participate in the open source community to further develop and enhance the browser, contributing Nokia's expertise in mobility.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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