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by   / December 05, 2008

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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Full Specifications

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
Additional Requirements Windows Mobile 5.x

Download Information

File Size 3.15MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 72,206
Downloads Last Week 3

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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