Pocketnow has managed to sneak a peak at the upcoming browser in action on Windows Phone 7.
We understand that the updated browser will be delivered with or before a major set of updates codenamed “Mango”. The browser includes HTML5 support, has a new look with the address bar located at the bottom of the screen, and is said to perform faster. Like its desktop counterpart, IE9 for WP7 will benefit from hardware acceleration. The browser should also include features like Twitter integration in the People hub.
Many WP7 users are currently looking forward to the first minor WP7 update, codenamed “NoDo”. Whilst this update has suffered significant delays, it’s due to arrive sometime this week to handsets across the globe. “NoDo” brings copy & paste, significant performance enhancements, and improved Marketplace search to the platform.
In this video, recorded at the Windows Phone stand at SXSW, we get to see a preview of some of the new features and design changes to IE9 for WP. As you can see, the address bar has been relocated to the bottom, which’s a deviation from every other smartphone browser. We also get to see a bit of the HTML5 support, which looks to provide great rendering performance.