Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2007 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless To counter the success of the iPhone, Microsoft is revamping its mobile operating system, according to Ars Technica. "Never one to back down from a challenge, Microsoft is busily preparing both a minor UI refresh (Windows Mobile 6.1) and a major new release of the operating system (Windows Mobile 7.0). A gallery of screen shots from the 6.1 refresh compiled by Boy Genius shows an emphasis on simplification: the screens are more task-oriented and have less clutter than their immediate predecessor. A new and clearer font adorns the UI, and new features such as zooming, copy and paste in Internet Explorer, and auto-configuring ActiveSync for e-mails are sure to be welcome additions to the platform. In addition, Microsoft is making it easier (and more Windows-like) to switch tasks by adding a standardized task manager to the platform."
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RE: Market share for browsers...
by JPowers on Tue 18th Dec 2007 01:03 UTC in reply to "Market share for browsers..."
JPowers
Member since:
2007-11-10

The first thing to remember is that the iPhone and the S60 use the same browser engine.

What I want to know is how did they determine iPhone verse S60 users?

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snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

Simple. As per W3C regs, they report different UA strings. iPhone/iPod Touch:

iPod Touch user agent string:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Geckto) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A101a Safari/419.3
iPhone user agent string:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3
S60 user agent string(s):
Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.1; U; en-us) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413
Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.2; U; en-us; Series60/3.1 Nokia3250/1.00) Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1; AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413

Parsing UAs for nothing more than "Safari" is like parsing them for nothing more than "Mozilla."

Edited 2007-12-18 17:00

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Wintermute Member since:
2005-07-30

That depends on which browser you use. Unlike the iPhone, you can install whatever you want, without any hassle on S60 phones.

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