Nowadays it seems that the internet is moving from PC to the mobile phones. More and more people now use internet through their mobile phones. Reason maybe portability. Why would you bring a laptop if you can perform simple tasks on your mobile phones such as browsing the internet, downloading and uploading stuffs, sending and receiving emails, chat and social networking.
Because of the increasing demand for mobile internet, internet browsers are also being made for the mobile platform.
Here's my list of the best FREE mobile browsers.
Probably the most popular among the mobile web browsers with more that 50million users as of January 2010.
This lightweight web browsers will install in almost all mobile phones that supports java..
-Desktop Rendering. Web sites are shown as you you would see on desktop browsers.
-Tabbed Browsing. Browse several websites at the same time.
-Mobile View. To fit site contents to your mobile phones screen.
-Password Manager. Save passwords for your accounts so next time you visit them you can log in with just a click.
-Page Zoom. conveniently zoom in and out of pages for easier navigation and readability.
-Download Manager. The latest version now have a download manager. Browse webpages while your downloading files. You can also check the progress of your downloads.
The only downside for me is the inability to stream media.
visit http://www.opera.com/mini/ to read more and download
Bolt browser is another free mobile web browser also gaining popularity. Bolt also supports almost all java enabled phones. Offers desktop PC style web page rendering so you view your favorite sites as you see on your desktop.
Desktop Experience - view web pages as you see on your desktop PCs.
Fast - Loads complete web pages in seconds
Widgets - the latest version supports widgets(beta).
Watch/Stream - probably the best feature of this browsers that surpasses the others is the support for online video streaming. Stream videos from YouTube, MySpace, and Google directly on Bolt browser.
visit http://boltbrowser.com/home.html to read more and download
Probably the least popular of the rest because for most years of this powerful mobile browser's existence it's only known within China, It remained for the Chinese until people from other countries started modifying the default language that it began to get noticed. Now UC Browser has a english site because of popularity high demands.
It also supports almost all mobile phone platforms.
Easy Navigation - an easy to use navigation
Quicklinks - has most of the popular links saved so you can visit them in just a click. you can also add your links.
Search Engine - supports several search engines, conveniently switch from on to the other..
Download - supports downloads of any file types
Video - supports video streaming on most popular video sites.
visit http://www.uc.cn/English/index.shtml to read more and download
Still in beta but is also a promising mobile browser addition.
Desktop Experience - experience full website rendering on your mobile phones
Easy Navigation - features an "intelligent mouse" like function for easy navigation.
2 Level Zoom - First level for fine scrolling and reading, while the second for jumping from section to section.
Tabs - supports multiple tabs and history.
Bookmarks - create bookmarks and color code them.
also supports most java enabled phones
visit http://www.teashark.com/ to read more and download
FOR SMART PHONES
Probably the best mobile web browser available. With all of the features of a desktop browser available. Full desktop web on your mobile phones. But it only supports Smart phones (Symbian and Windows Mobile).
Full Desktop Experience - browse full features of websites as it is on desktop browsers.
Watch/Stream - Watch any video and listen to any audio, podcasts.
Speed - loads full web contents in seconds.
visit http://www.skyfire.com/ to read more and download
This is the big brother of Opera Mini. Offers a full featured web browsing experience. But only supports smart phones such as Windows Mobile ans Symbian phones. Version 10 of the browser now supports additional OS platforms such as Anroid and BREW.
visithttp://www.opera.com/mobile/ to read more and download