Minimo for Mobile

Minimo for Mobile

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    71,386
  • Date Added:
    August 15, 2007
  • File Size:
    3.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Mobile 5.x

Editors' Review

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As a mini Mozilla, Minimo enters the fray of mobile browsers, filling the Firefox-shaped hole made sharper by the presence of cell-phone-size competitors vying for mobile browsing authority--Pocket IE, Opera Mini, and Yahoo Go. We found that on our PDA, Minimo is a strong candidate with decent browsing speeds, a modest but useful palette of preferences, and a slight twist on the tabbed browsing interface. For one, the browsing toolbar resides on the bottom of the screen and includes mobile-specific buttons for showing and hiding the address bar, increasing text size, and panning around the screen. Instead of navigating away from the home page--a portal with Google search and links to popular pages optimized for mobile viewing--Minimo anchors it as the first tab by default.

Minimo's cool blue-and-green color scheme isn't as cheery as that of some competitors, and there's room for more features, like entering a URL through the control panel as well as the "@" button. Despite that, Mozilla's minibrowser debut is a respectable one, and its appeal to open source to XML and JavaScript tinkerers interested in customizing the app will win it staunch supporters. Read a hands-on account of Minimo in the Daily Download.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Great program. Fast. Could use manual"

    October 29, 2008   |   By Doccrisco

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    Love the program. Works well as does its big brother. Fast, love the tabbed browser.

    Cons

    Needs access to a manual on-line (searched the Mozilla site, could not find one).

    Summary

    Great program, installs flawlessly and easy to use.

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  • 1 stars

    "not good at all waste of time"

    September 07, 2008   |   By getittogether666

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    there are none i can think of

    Cons

    crashes if it does even start opens and closes repeatedly unbelievably slow even with 520mhz processor when it did actually run

    Summary

    no better than ie will stay with old faithful picsel browser and ie picsel browser is older and better

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  • 2 stars

    "Tabs are nice, but painfully slow."

    April 07, 2008   |   By cdwhit

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    It's not IE. Tabs are nice. Seemed to have good page compatability.

    Cons

    Slow to start up, slow to load pages. Avoiding MS and enjoying tabs isn't worth waiting all day to read the web.

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  • 5 stars

    "Wow ..... It is Great!"

    January 31, 2008   |   By djons_wsp

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    Minimo helps me to cut my budget in using internet connection, faster than Internet Explorer. It works look like desktop mozilla. I can open my yahoo mail, download the very useful software from the web browser very fast surely. But I don't know resume available or not during download interrupted.

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  • 4 stars

    "it's a very goos browser for a smartphone,"

    November 19, 2007   |   By stanescu_a21

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    far better then ie, displays the pager more good

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  • 1 stars

    "Locked up HTC P3600"

    October 27, 2007   |   By riku45100

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    Tabbed browsing is the only advantage over default IE browser.

    Cons

    Takes to long to open and then crashes the system. You need to do a soft reset.

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  • 1 stars

    "Couldn't Use It"

    October 23, 2007   |   By HootenannyPower

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    The tabbed browsing is an admirable idea, but new tabs would mysteriously open when I didn't want them to. I look forward to trying improved versions.

    Cons

    Installed it on a Windows Mobile 6 HTC 6800. The handheld's hardware keyboard would not work with the program. The software keyboard was impossible to manage ... would not consistently open and close.

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  • 1 stars

    "locked up my pocketPC"

    September 05, 2007   |   By bdusek

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    why doesn't this work????

    Cons

    Locked up my mobile handset, rendering the program useless.

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  • 1 stars

    "Bad news"

    August 23, 2007   |   By Chajt

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    ???

    Cons

    It wont run -- not a win32 application.

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  • 2 stars

    "Tabbed browsing advantage over IE"

    August 21, 2007   |   By armensoft--2008

    Version: Minimo 0.2

    Pros

    Tabbed browsing is the only advantage over default IE browser.

    Cons

    The EXE install does not work. It installs but will not run. I downloaded the .CAB version from mozzila.org and installed it to make it run. Slow to start and open pages. CSS sites are worse than IE. Definitely needs improvement.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 0.2
    This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
    General
    Publisher Mozilla
    Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
    Release Date August 15, 2007
    Date Added August 15, 2007
    Version 0.2
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Media Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Mobile 5.x, Mobile
    Additional Requirements Windows Mobile 5.x
    Download Information
    File Size 3.15MB
    File Name MinimoCE_0.2.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 71,386
    Downloads Last Week 2
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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