Just got yourself a brand new phone that lets you surf the web? But you hate the built-in web browser that is provided? Well, you are not the only one. So try one of these advance browsers built specifically for mobiles.

1- Opera Mini (Java-based)


Opera Mini is an advanced version of the Opera browser built specifically for mobile phones. It is one of the most popular mobile web browsers right now.

Check out their video demo below:

It has the following features:

Autocomplete Addresses:

When typing Web addresses, Opera Mini 4.1 will recognize and suggest completions for you based on your bookmarks and browsing history, making address input faster, easier and much more intuitive.

Download and upload files:

Using Opera Mini you can update your blog while on the go, upload photos to your Web site or social network, add attachments easily to Web-based email, and download other non media-rich content to your phone.

Save web pages for offline viewing:

View pages in portrait mode:

Get Opera Mini here: http://www.operamini.com/download/

2- Opera Mobile 9.5 (Windows Mobile 5/6, Pocket PC and Smart Phones)


Opera Mobile was launched first in 2000 as the first mobile browser to bring the full Web to the small mobile screen. Since 2004 it has been installed on 100 million phones and is one of the most popular mobile web browsers.

Check out their video demo below:

It has the following integrated features:

Pan and Zoom:

Opera Mobile 9.5 defaults to full Web page viewing and allows users to pan and zoom into their desired content in just a few clicks.

Save pages and images:

With a click, simply save your selected content and view it later offline.

Type less and browse more:

It lets you save time with integrated features such as address auto-complete, Password Manager and pop-up handler.

Bookmark manager:

Pick up past browsing sessions and bookmark them for next time

Upload content:

Upload to Web sites such as online mail services or blogs.

Unfortunately Opera Mobile is NOT FREE. It costs $24. But you can still try it out the demo and find out if you like it or not.

Get Opera Mobile here: Opera Mobile

3- Skyfire (Windows Mobile and Symbian S60)


Skyfire is one of the best mobile browser for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 and Symbian S60.

It is the first browser software for Windows Mobile which can view Adobe Flash content and streaming video.

Check out their video demo below:

Get Skyfire here: http://www.skyfire.com/

4- Safari (iPhone)


Apple has developed a mobile version of their Safari browser, but unfortunately it is available only for the iPhone.

Check out their video demo below:

It has some amazing features such as:

  • Zoom with a view

You can get a closer look into any web page by zooming in and out with a just a tap.

  • View websites in portrait or landscape mode

Its currently the most talked-about browser right now because of its amazing features, feasibility and style.

5- Mobile Firefox (Fennec)


Firefox is also releasing a mobile version of Firefox, codenamed Fennec but its currently in Alpha version. It might be a few months, before it is released to the general public.

Though this browser has yet not been released, you can bet that this would soon become a pretty serious competitor in the mobile browser marketplace.

Check out the concept video of Fennec below:

You can get more information about Mobile Firefox at its release notes page.

Check out this Wikipedia to know more about mobile browsers.


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