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Apple loosens restrictions on alt web browsers for the iPhone

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The iPhone App Store may be filled with games, productivity apps, and umm... other utilities. But up until recently there was one thing that you couldn't find in the App Store: web browsers that would compete with the Safari browser that comes with the phone.

But over hte past day, at least four alternative web browsers have shown up with prices ranging from free to about $2. The browsers add features like a full screen mode with no toolbars to an algorithm that compensates for your shaky hand.

All the browsers are still based on WebKit, which is Safari's rendering engine. So it doesn't look like we'll be seeing Opera or Firefox for the iPhone just yet. But it's a start.

[via Engadget / image via Gizmodo]

Tags: app-store, apple, iphone, ipod-touch, web-browsers