More Details on MIE 6: China's First
Seems like PC World got a chance to write a bit of a fluff piece on Microsoft's new upcoming mobile web browser for WM (see past coverage here), while a lot of it is good for a chuckle, some interesting bits came out:
- Requires 128MB of RAM, and a 400MHz processor
- Still won't be a separate download (device needs ROM flash)
- First release will be on phones with mobile operator China Mobile "sometime in 2009"
Also, they got some insight from Web developer Bruce Lawson, with the non-profit Web Standards Project, who had some not so pleasent words about the new browser after he put it through the wringer (spoiler alert: it didn't do well):
"...This is a terrible situation," he wrote. "Twenty percent of the world's population [China] are being offered an ancient, discredited browser."
Ouch--don't hold back Bruce! Read more for some of the nitty-gritty.