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Nokia works with Apple to develop phone browser

updated 08:45 am EDT, Mon June 13, 2005

Nokia phone browser

Nokia is developing a mobile browser for its Series 60 smartphone software with optimized mobile Web browsing," said Pertti Korhonen, Nokia's chief technology officer. "Open source software is an ideal basis for development since it enables Nokia to leverage and contribute to speedy software innovation and development...Both Apple and Nokia share a commitment to Internet standards and the use of common code."

"The Safari WebKit's blazing performance, efficient code base and support for open standards make it an ideal open source technology for projects like Nokia's new Series 60 browser," said an excited Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.

Nokia also announced the launch of seven new phone models on Monday: its 6280 3G slide phone with a 2-megapixel camera, the 6270 quadband slide phone, the 6111 camera slide phone, the 6060 GSM clamshell model, and three CDMA models -- the high-end 6265 2-megapixel camera slide phone, and the 2255 clamshell handset and the 2125 candy bar-shaped entry-level models.

by MacNN Staff





  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good luck! Ha....

    ...when Apple gets Safari & java fully working I'll be in shock...

    I need to keep Safari, Mozilla, IE & Opera running to access most of the various sites I visit & there are still a couple of sites that no mac browser can properly access...

  1. DeepDish

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nokia, Intel & Apple...

    Nokia, Intel & Apple are up to something.

    This should be an interesting year.

  1. Horsepoo!!!

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Safari is one of the most compliant browsers if not the most. If you can't access a site it's because they've blocked out everything but specific browswers. Nothing we can do about that except be happy that Nokia (and others eventually) making the WebKit marketshare grow (forcing people to write more compliant websites.)

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969



    not only loads up the fastest on a G3 333Mhz, but it also seems to render pages faster, plays flash better and overall locks me out of less websites than say FireFox. (I feel the flamewar heating up now!) .... Safari works really well. I still needed NetScae 7.1 to file my taxes, because Safari and FireFox didnt work with their system, but that's ok. Everything else works fine in Safari :)

  1. Okonomiyaki

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Safari is one of the very few (2? 3?) browsers that passes the Acid2 test. If a site doesn't work, it's not Safari's problem. Still, the reality is that there are plenty of poorly written sites out there. When you find one do you just give up and move along or do you take the time to submit feeback about the problem? Most likely, the admins don't even know there's anything wrong.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Safari slow

    I find safari to be painfully slow, esp when dealing with multiple tabs. I open up 12 tabs at once, and trying to click on one that's finished loading is like waiting for ketchup to come out of the bottle.

    I've also lately been having screen drawing issues, where parts of the safari window seems to scroll differently then other parts, kind of making the text awfully hard to read.

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