I absolutely love my iPhone and can’t wait to try out an iPad. I often wonder, however, how Apple is going to balance the creativity and new functionalities offered by new iPhone app developers with their corporate desire (and perhaps contractual obligations to AT&T) to continue exerting control and influence over certain kinds of developed applications.
One of the application categories about which I wonder is the web browser. Up to this point, Safari has been the only web browser available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. That may be changing, however. The mobile-optimized browser Opera-Mini is reportedly SIX TIMES faster than Safari on the iPhone, and has been submitted to Apple for approval. This two minute video demonstration is quite impressive.
Opera Mini is already available for many other smartphones. Hopefully we’ll see an officially approved version on the Apple App Store soon!
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