The MIcroB browser built-into the N900 is so good that there’s no point doing a regular browser review. Take my word for it that it does EVERTHING that your mobile browser can do. As such, I will be focusing on the bits that make it shine.
Copying Text; Saving Pages
The browser has a Hover Mode that allows you to activate a cursor on-screen for selecting sections of text on a web page and copy it for juse in a note or Office document, among other uses.
Web pages can be saved in their entirety, images can be saved, you can search for text on a web page, and open links in new windows.
The Other Bits
In addition, it supports SSL, notifying you of the certifying authority when you arrive at a secure site. Pop-ups work, opening as new pages, and full Flash runs fine. The display is wide enough and the user experience smooth and intuitive, making the browsing experience worthwhile.
There is support for add-ons (think Firefox), full-screen mode, and page zooming. You can zoom by using the phone’s volume control keys, double-tapping on the display or using finger gestures.
MicroB supports text reflow (dynamic refitting of text to match the width of the display port), something which not too many mobile browsers support.
Lastly, with the new firmware, the option to enable portrait browsing is provided in the browser settings. I don’t care much for this, though I can imagine that many others want it.
Did I leave anything out?
When you think of web browsing on the N900, kindly forget about everything you thought of web browsing on a mobile phone.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.