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DeepFish: Image-based Web Browsing

, posted: 30-Mar-2007 10:17

Microsoft's Lab has just recently announced their new browser development (DeepFish) which said to bring the desktop experience to the mobile devices. There's a quick video review by Mauricio. This idea may not be new as it seems like BitStream's ThunderHawk has achieved this for quite sometimes (Thanks to Juha for pointing this out), and also Apple's "iPhone" said to bring Safari to its upcoming mobile device with the desktop browsing experience too. Opera has been doing something similar like this, and Nokia has started bundling Opera for Mobile application on some of their newer phones, and there's also download version available for the supported range. Opera's implementation is slightly different (from the look of it) as it download the whole web content, and present it through a document map, which you can navigate around on the rendered page to view as what you wanted. A colleague of mine had this to say.
If I can't read the information on a web page that has been rendered like a tiny version of a PC desktop on my mobile device, or distinguish one item from another, then how the heck will I know what to zoom in on?! And looking at web pages through a keyhole? Who thought this would be a good experience for the user?
Personally, I think it's nice to be able to see the content the way it intended to be on a PC, but if I am out about and want to get information right from my mobile device, I'd rather to have it serves as information and nothing else. This save me my data bandwidth, I don't have to hunt through the advertisements or unwanted/unneeded images. But that's my preference, others may have different idea or view, and may totally disagree with the way I'd prefer to surf internet on my mobile device.





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Comment by freitasm, on 30-Mar-2007 11:04

The difference between the Deepfish and the iPhone is that Deepfish is out now - even though it's in beta...


 


Comment by juha, on 30-Mar-2007 11:15

We need more WAP... :)


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