One of the weakest features of Windows Mobile is the current web browser, Internet Explorer Mobile. There are several better alternatives such as the fantastic Opera Mobile 9.5 for Windows Mobile that is included on some devices as the default browser and the Skyfire proxy browser (I can watch Hulu.com with this browser). There has been talk for quite some time about Mozilla entering the Windows Mobile space and as reported by WMExperts.com the Fennec browser is now available in very early pre-alpha form (aka milestone release) to try on HTC Touch Pro devices. Make sure you have a backup of your device and are willing to risk a hard reset before trying this software out as it is very early in the development cycle and not that stable.
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We really tried to get away from talking just about the iPhone in MobileTechRoundup show #140, but when it is the hottest news in the mobile space it is tough. We did talk about some applications, iPhone 3G battery life, and a utility we would like to see on the iPhone. We also talked about the free Opera Mobile 9.5 beta now available for Windows Mobile touch screen devices. Netbooks were also part of the topics with Acer's Aspire One and the MSI Wind mainly discussed.
Looking at the computer games Myst and Riven, which take place in a lush, mysterious and seemingly infinitely detailed fantasy world, it might be a little tough to spot the connection to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the epic space opera opening this week in theatres.And yet, without the Star Wars phenomenon, there might never have been a Myst.
It's Star Wars meets Days of Our Lives.On Thursday, game developer Origin Systems Inc.
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