Microsoft deep sixes Deepfish mobile browser

Microsoft deep sixes Deepfish mobile browser

Summary: I just wrote about web browser alternatives for Windows Mobile devices and then I read over at Pocket PC Thoughts that the Microsoft Deepfish web browser preview project has been cancelled. You can read all about it on the Deepfish website. If you are using it on your device now be aware that the service will be discontinued on September 31, 2008. (Wait a second Microsoft, there are only 30 days in September so are you saying that Deepfish will never be discontinued now?)

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I just wrote about web browser alternatives for Windows Mobile devices and then I read over at Pocket PC Thoughts that the Microsoft Deepfish web browser preview project has been cancelled. You can read all about it on the Deepfish website. If you are using it on your device now be aware that the service will be discontinued on September 31, 2008. (Wait a second Microsoft, there are only 30 days in September so are you saying that Deepfish will never be discontinued now?)

Microsoft deep sixes the Deepfish mobile browser preview project

Microsoft Live Labs folks state that the intent was to show there was a need for a better browsing experience back when the project was started in 2006 and as you can see by all the available Windows Mobile browsers I think this need has been clearly shown today. Maybe we'll see pieces of it end up in the Windows Mobile 7 OS we have heard so many rumors about. If not, there are plenty of alternatives and also alternative mobile operating systems with outstanding web browsers.

Topics: Browser, Microsoft, Mobile OS, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • lol

    Well if you can't deliver meaningful products, I guess there's always that blue-LED mouse that's going to be all the rage.

    Seriously, I've been an MS user since windows 3.1. It is really looking like the only thing MS is capable of is to re-package Windows and Office every couple years.

    Come on guys. You're like a 40 billion dollar company and that's the best you can do?
    croberts
    • How does that differ then anyone else

      Google is a prime example: put out some new project, leave it in Beta, and if it does not take, just let it lanquish in beta until it is forgotten.

      AppleTV, MobileMe? "they are just a pet projects"

      Mnay companies throw projects out on the web as that is the only place you can obtain real world answers.
      GuidingLight
  • RE: Microsoft deep sixes Deepfish mobile browser

    I tried it out, its an alright browser. Its nothing super special. I mean I like the desktop-esque side of it, and being able to view full web pages ( even if it means being super tiny) After all, it's just a project they're working on, they have lots of projects.
    jetsethi
  • RE: Microsoft deep sixes Deepfish mobile browser

    Opera is ruling the mobile browser world with Opera
    Mini, which is a free piece of software. IMO Microsoft
    just dumped Deepfish because they just realised that
    they don't have the need or will to compete with
    Opera. And I'm pretty sure that pieces of this
    technology will be reused somewhere else, maybe in
    Windows Mobile 7.
    molumen