Nokia Browser 1.5 is here

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Nokia West Africa hosted a conference last tuesday to talkk about their new Nokia Browser that compresses and optimises web content so you can browse faster and save data costs. Here are some vital information about this product.

nokiabrowserWhat is Nokia Browser?
Nokia Browser is a web browser designed to save you money and fit web pages to your device screen. Nokia Browser compresses and optimizes web content for your device, so you can browse the web more quickly and save on data costs. Nokia browser has 3 viewing modes i.e Column, Page view and PC view

How can I save on data costs when using Nokia Browser?
Nokia Browser is designed to save you money on data costs. Nokia Browser compresses and optimizes websites for your device by up to 90%, so there is less data traffic.

Compressed pages also ensures up to 4 times the speed of other browsers when delivering content to the device.

What is the Featured tab in Nokia Browser?
The Featured tab contains links (Social network, News, Entertainment, Information and Web apps) that Nokia recommends to you, such as local websites and services.

Nokia Browser start pages helps the consumer to find the best content, suggesting locally relevant links to deliver relevant content. Within the featured tabs, the WEB APP tab also helps deliver to the consumer web applications that run within the browser, allowing the consumer to access information as he would if the application was resident on the device.

Swipe functionality in Nokia Browser?
The swipe functionality allows the consumer with touch enabled devices to swipe either right, left and down to access the Favorites (shows top sites regularly visited by the user), History (sites recently visited by the user) and Features (content recommended to the user) sections within the Nokia Browser.

Proxy servers take care of the compression before delivering compressed payload to the consumer.

The 1.5 release will include options such as:

Download Manager
– Let’s users browse while they download

– Supports Pause and resume for downloads

Password Manager
– Eliminates the need to type in information every time a user visits a site that requires login

Facebook improvements
– File upload for sharing photos
– Improved rendering
– Faster log-in

Updated toolbar log-in
– Simple, intuitive toolbar
– Single click for common activities

Categories bar: One tap access to Options, Current Page, Favorites and Web

One field for Search and web address, which also doubles as progress bar

Full screen browsing, for better user experience.

Compatibility
Nokia browser is compatible with s40 phones, and is default for browsers for C2-03 while also accessible via collections folder for devices such as the C3-00.

Install Nokia Browser
If Nokia Browser is not pre-loaded in your device, you can download it from the Nokia Store or browser.ovi.com/en on your device .

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