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NetFront Browser v4.0 for Windows Mobile promises faster JavaScript

NetFront v4.0
ACCESS has launched a new version of the NetFront web browser for Windows Mobile 5.0 and newer devices. The key improvement over NetFront 3.5 is that ACCESS says NetFront v4.0 Concept Version is 20x faster when it comes to JavaScript execution, which should make a huge difference when it comes to rendering web pages and web apps that rely heavily on JavaScript.

Like most other mobile web browsers on the market today, NetFront v4.0 presents you with full web page views as well as the ability to quickly zoom in on just the area you want to read. You can also switch between landscape and portrait modes, with a "smart-fit" display for portrait mode that condenses web elements to fit on a narrow screen.

NetFront v4.0 also has a visual bookmark feature that lets you flip through your bookmarks by looking at web page thumbnails.

The NetFront Browser v4.0 for Windows Mobile Concept Version is available as a free trial version which expires on June 30, 2010. The Concept version doesn't support plug-ins, and there's no technical support.

My PDA is running Windows Mobile 2003SE, so the browser won't run on my hardware. Have you had a chance to test out NetFront v4.0 yet? Let us know about it in the comments. Does it feel faster than previous versions? How does it compare with other mobile browsers you've used?

[via Mobility Site]

Tags: access, mobile browser, MobileBrowser, netfront, netfront v4.0, NetfrontV4.0, windows-mobile

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