Microsoft promises full Web browsing for Windows Mobile phones by late 2008

“Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it would offer full Web browsing for cell phones this year, following the footsteps of Apple Inc’s iPhone [and iPod touch], which has won praise for the way it displays Web sites as they would appear on a computer,” Sinead Carew reports for Reuters.

“Microsoft said at CTIA, the annual U.S. mobile show, that it will make Internet Explorer Mobile available to phone makers in the third quarter with the first phones to go on sale by year end,” Carew reports.

Full article here.

Apple leads. Microsoft follows (or at least promises to follow) much later. As usual.


  1. If it’s anything like the first released versions of Mobile Safari — which I think is awesome — it will be another six months before it can load more than 10 pages without crashing. This being Microsoft, though, I doubt it will be so stable. Perhaps you’ll be able to load a single page without crashing by 2010.

  2. Wow! You mean I can get IE on a phone?! And this year?! I was going to get the newer gen iPhone, but now I’ll wait and get and get the real deal! I wonder what Apple will do to catch up? They must be green with envy. Let the good times roll.

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