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The Windows Phone 7.5 browser was already pretty great, but now in Windows Phone 8 the browser is excellent, but many websites still sends users to the WAP enabled version of their website when they detect a Windows Phone. Microsoft is offering tips for making websites suitable for IE10 on Windows Phone, urging webmasters to simply treat it like any…

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An often heard refrain is that Microsoft should stop trying to develop its own browser rendering engine and just capitulate to webkit, the browser engine used in most of the mobile web. Microsoft’s stubbornness is paying off today, as George Kurtz, CEO of the new security company CrowdStrike warned of a new vulnerability affecting all Webkit Mobile browsers which could…

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The IE Mobile team for Windows Phone 7 has announced some updates to the browser that makes the rendering engine more compatible with mark-up designed for webkit-based browsers. Specifically they added support for the -webkit-text-size-adjust CSS selector. This selector allows web designers to control how text on the Web page is scaled to increase readability for the user. IE Mobile…

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Reader Grrrbrr :) has published this video of the new Dorothy webkit-based browser for Windows Mobile in action, running on a VGA device (which is not officially supported). I don’t know if its the music or just the attractive graphics, but it does look like a very polished and serene experience. You can apply to joined the closed beta here.…

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Dorothy is a new webkit-based browser (like the ones on the iPhone, Google Chrome , Palm Pre and the Iris browser on Windows Mobile) created by Company100, which promises page rendering times up to 3 times faster than Opera Mobile. The application is designed for high end devices, with at least WVGA screens and 400+ Mhz processors and is currently…

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After the disappointment of the delayed Opera Mobile 9.5, Torch Mobile has stepped in to shed some light on their progress in bringing a webkit-based browser to the Windows Mobile platform. Their latest release, version 1.0.12 features the following improvements: XSLT support Bookmarklets (javascript: bookmarks) Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) file:/// local filesystem browsing Bookmark imports from Opera and Pocket IE…

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Torch Mobile has just released an updated version of their Webkit-based webbrowser for Windows Mobile. This release features: Many site compatibility fixes Further memory use reduction New animations Preliminary tag support A feature to save pages to flash Download version 1.0.11 here.