Internet Explore Mobile 6 won’t be available for older cellphones

Posted on March 7, 2009. Filed under: Mobile World | Tags: , , , , |

By Brad Linder,


Microsoft will soon release a version of Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Mobile. The browser uses the same rendering engine as IE6 for the desktop, but is optimized for mobile devices, allowing you to view full web pages or zoom in to read certain areas much the same way you can with Safari for the iPhone or Opera Mini.

According to the::unwired, the new browser will be part of Windows Mobile 6.5. It will also be available for Windows Mobile 6.1 AKU 1.4 and newer builds. Which means that pretty much any Windows Mobile device released this year could run the new browser as long as it has a 400MHz or faster CPU asn 128MB of RAM or more. But Microsoft will not be making the browser available for users with older phones to download and install on their own.

So if you’ve got Windows Mobile 5, 6, or an earlier build of Windows Mobile 6.1, you’re out of luck. Well, officially anyway. Hackers have already managed to get the browser running on existing hardware with no help from Microsoft.

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