Just out - IE 6 for WM
Its out and its... well much much nicer than the current PIE.
Can you have it ? - No - it will not be made available as a seperate download for your exisitng WM devices. (Personally i dont think this is such a bad move if its not going to perform well as a seperate install). I know that i've been turned off opera on certain devices because it didn't perform well.
Developers - experience it using Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images now available.
Some of the cool features available with Internet Explorer Mobile 6 are:
- Improved fidelity (support for full fidelity desktop rendering)
- Layout fixes to accommodate a mobile screen (text wrap)
- Enhanced Script and AJAX support (Jscript v5.7 from Internet Explorer 8)
- Improved multimedia experience (Adobe Flash Lite 3.1 for Adobe Flash content)
- Deeper integration with search
- Enhanced cursor navigation model
- Touch and gesture support – pan support
- Multiple zoom levels
- Easy switching between mobile / desktop versions of sites by specifying UA strings.
I am going to miss the old PIE - at least in India where data speeds aren't even upto 3G levels yet, loading a full blown web page with all the useless junk on them takes forever. fingers crossed 3G and IE 6 hit the market at the same time