Windows Phone 7 browser part of 'Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8'

Microsoft will ship a mobile version of Internet Explorer 7 inside Windows Phone 7 “The mobile version, yet to be named, is a version between IE7 and 8 according to Joe Belfiore. Speaking at MIX 2010 Belfiore explained that mobile browser takes HTML rendering code from IE7 which’s optimized for low memory situations. Belfiore explained […]

Microsoft will ship a mobile version of Internet Explorer 7 inside Windows Phone 7 “The mobile version, yet to be named, is a version between IE7 and 8 according to Joe Belfiore. Speaking at MIX 2010 Belfiore explained that mobile browser takes HTML rendering code from IE7 which’s optimized for low memory situations. Belfiore explained that some features have been back ported from IE8 and joked Microsoft could end up naming it IE7.5. At present the browser within Windows Phone 7 identifies itself with following user agent string: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows Phone OS 7.0; Trident/3.1; IEMobile/7.0). Microsoft's Zune HD device on the other hand runs on IE6: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 6.12; Microsoft ZuneHD 4.3).”