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Microsoft Deepfish

Written by Alcides Fonseca at 2007/07/05


Following my last post, this one will also be about Microsoft Browsers. However this one is for mobile devices. As a Windows Mobile 5 user, when surfing the web I get all freaked out because a lot of websites aren’t rendering properly on the PocketIE (most because of frames, flash and image-based layouts btw). Well microsoft is getting ready the solution for these problems: Microsoft Deepfish.



Deepfish is a Windows Mobile browser in which content is displayed as in a desktop one, and then you can zoom, pan and cue map for quick navigation and browsing. It will also have new interesting features like ActiveX controls, AJAX, cookies, Javascript, and HTTP POST that will make webdevelopers like me truly happy.



After reading this, you surely are thinking the same I did: Microsoft is putting a full browser into mobile devices just like apple did with Safari for the iPhone and copying the same navigation style. I bet in a near future multi-touch PDA running WM6 will be released.