Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) team is finally at the point where it is releasing new versions of its browser on Windows and Windows Phone roughly in tandem.
Given Windows Phone 8 now runs on a Windows NT kernel, are the two IE10 browsers (mobile and PC) identical, feature-wise? The answer is not 100 percent, according to a November 8 "Developing for Windows Phone" blog post.
One of Microsoft's messages at its Build developer conference last week was that "HTML5 is coming to Windows Phone in a BIG way," as the blog post's author Program Manager Jorge Peraza concluded.
But the reality is a little more complicated, as Shawn Wildermuth, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, author of a number of development and Windows Phone books noted in a recent blog post of his own.