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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Nokia Release Code for Series60 Web Browser

According to the press release i received from Nokia dated May 24,2006; the Nokia S60 Web Browser was released to the open source community under BSD license.

There are 5 main features of the browser that makes it better than any mobile browser I have tried so far.

1. Ability to view to entire web page then zoom in to specific area of the page to interact.
2. Ability to view snapshots of previously visited pages.
3. Search for a word while you type, the browser automatically zooms to the first matching string.
4. It has an RSS reader and also auto-sense sites with RSS feeds just like Firefox.
5.  Finally a feature that is not anymore unique to OperaMini, AJAX Support!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Mobile content could 'choke the Internet'?

Slashdot has an article about the possibility of HD Video choking the Internet but this is not just the case since internet contents are also starting to pop-up into the mobile segment.

Unlike internet, mobile  has higher market penetration rate which means more people will likely access content via mobile phones. Since the ratio of mobile phone to user is commonly 1:1 (its highly unlikely 2 people will share viewing a content on phone in close range due to its viewing size) compared to TV which is 1:many viewers, this mean the number connections downloading content will undoubtedly shoot-up; not to mention since mobile phone has a limited storage capacity most of these contents are accessed via stream format.

However there maybe a short-term solution by caching contents on servers acting as super-nodes similar to P2P technology. Adapting this technology to normal web traffic will also lower access-time and content download failures; now the biggest question will be: who will pay for setting up the super-nodes?

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