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Verizon Wireless Confirms New Browser Headed to Handsets

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Feb 15, 2009, 9:08 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Verizon Wireless has been putting a new mobile web browser onto its feature phones from technology partner Novarra. Novarra's browser replaces the Open Wave browser that's been on Verizon's phones for years. The Novarra browser uses a proxy to re-render web sites for consumption on mobile phones. The result is a much more PC-like browsing environment, with richer graphics, Flash support, and e-commerce support. Verizon said the new browser will also become available to smartphones over time. Verizon Wireless said it will have more details about the browser soon.

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Feb 15, 2009, 11:15 AM

Flash Support??

That's amazing! I've never used a mobile browser with Flash Support. Imagine? YouTube! StickDeath! HomeStarRunner!! All on your cellphone. I think once this browser comes into effect, then Verizon Wireless will begin to require a data plan on regular phones as well. Any guess as to which phone will be the first to release this device?
The article says "...has been putting" so I imagine its the full html browser currently available on the Dare, Glyde, and Voyager. Though flash support may just be coming for future models.

I can't see them ever requiring a data package for a dumb ...
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