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IbisBrowserDX Windows Mobile browser

Japanese firm Ibis has released a new mobile Web browser claimed to be five times faster than Internet Explorer. The IbisBrowserDX supports touchscreen-enabled Windows Mobile 5 and 6 devices, but lacks support for Flash and Javascript.

IbisBrowserDX was written in C++ for high performance, and loads Web pages an average of 5.5 times faster than the mobile edition of Internet Explorer (IE), Ibis says. In addition, scrolling to the bottom of a page averages 7.4 times faster, according to figures published by the company.

Another claimed speed advantage is in switching from “PC View” — where pages look as they would on a desktop computer — to “Mobile View,” where lines are wrapped to fit on screen without horizontal scrolling. IbisBrowserDX switches between views very rapidly, up to 56 times faster than IE, Ibis says.

Ibis adds that its browser has superior Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) support, so that websites display more accurately than they do with IE. Admitted limitations of the product, however, are that it cannot execute JavaScript or show Flash content.

IBisBrowserDX also allows near-instantaneous zooming in and zooming out on a Web page via user-definable function keys. A series of pop-up preference menus (above) lets users customize font size, cursor speed, home URL, URL used in “Quick Search,” and a variety of other parameters, according to the company.

IBisBrowserDX is downloadable now as a .CAB file from the company’s website, here. It may be used free for an unspecified period, but then will only browse five pages a day until it is licensed for a monthly fee of 315 yen (approximately $3), or yearly for 3,000 yen (approximately $28).

Source:→ WindowsForDevices

  Windows, Mobile, Browser, Mobile Browser, Windows Mobile, IbisBrowserDX, Release

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