Sorry, you won't see Opera, Firefox, or Chrome soon on your iPhone

I was pleased at first to see the headline from Jason about web browsers on the Apple iPhone, but then after a bit more reading I found out that hell did not freeze over and it just cooled down a couple of degrees. As Steve O'Hear pointed out on last100.com these "browsers" are basically different skins for the Webkit browser engine on the iPhone. So if you were like me and hoping to see Opera Mobile, Skyfire, Chrome, or Firefox on the iPhone I think we really will have to wait until hell freezes over before we see a real browser battle on the iPhone.

Sorry, you won't see Opera, Firefox, or Chrome soon on your iPhone
I was pleased at first to see the headline from Jason about web browsers on the Apple iPhone, but then after a bit more reading I found out that hell did not freeze over and it just cooled down a couple of degrees. As Steve O'Hear pointed out on last100.com these "browsers" are basically different skins for the Webkit browser engine on the iPhone. So if you were like me and hoping to see Opera Mobile, Skyfire, Chrome, or Firefox on the iPhone I think we really will have to wait until hell freezes over before we see a real browser battle on the iPhone.

That said, the iPhone still have a very good mobile browser and Apple could easily improve it themselves in the future. For now, I'll stick with the default Mobile Safari browser on the iPhone and Opera Mini on most of my other devices. I also enjoy using Skyfire for Hulu viewing, S60 browser for visual history, and Opera Mobile for an almost complete internet browsing experience with better text reflow than the iPhone browser.

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