TechCrunch is reporting that MoboTap, the company that makes Dolphin, has secured $10 million in a round of Series A funding with the help of Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners. Some of that funding will reportedly be going to the following projects: making the premium (and paid) version of the app free, expanding its employee bases in San Francisco and Beijing, and developing an iOS version.
In case you're not familiar with Dolphin, it is a mobile browser just any of the other major ones on smartphones today but with some more user-friendly features that have been promised for these apps in future updates but just aren't there yet. For example, tabbed browsing already exists in Dolphin but not for Safari until iOS 5.
Other nifty features include gesture writing (using your fingertip to write instead of typing on a virtual keyboard), a "speed dial" interface for bookmarks, and a user agent that is touted for simplifying the process of toggling between desktop and mobile views on the browser.