Nokia S40 device owners can now download the new Nokia Browser for S40 from the Ovi Store.
The new browser uses patented compression technology to deliver faster browsing and to save on data. This makes it similar to the popular Opera Mini browser in functionality. It also has other features like Sociaal Networking, video downloads and saving images.
I downloaded and installed the browser on my Nokia C3 yesterday. The software version reads 188.8.131.52.12. While I haven’t done any extensive browsing with it, right away I can see that it has a user-friendly startpage with quick access to an address/search bar at the top, and a tabbed interface for History, Featured links and Favourites.
The startpage is also customised with location-specific quicklinks. For example, Nigerians who download the browser get quicklinks to Nigerian sites, including Nairaland and BellaNaija among others.
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