Sprint Updates Its Mobile Web Browser - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile
News
7/30/2008
06:08 PM
50%
50%

Sprint Updates Its Mobile Web Browser

Dubbed "Sprint Web," the interface includes an adaptive homepage and a Google search bar.

Sprint has rolled out a new mobile Web browser that it said will make it easier for users to get the content they want while surfing the Internet from a mobile handset.

The new browser, dubbed Sprint Web, has an adaptive homepage that can deliver content based on the customer's previous usage. For example, if the customer frequently visits sports sites, the user will be greeted with sports stories on their home page.

Additionally, Sprint Web has a Google search bar on the home page to lets customers get Internet results quickly. As part of the larger Clearwire deal, the search giant became Sprint's default provider of Web and local search services.

"Sprint Web automatically learns what content the customer likes and puts it on their home page, along with Google search of the full Internet," said Kevin Packingham, Sprint's senior VP of product and technology development, in a statement. "This allows customers to get the most of the Internet on their phones even faster, when and where they want to."

The new browser is now available on more than 40 Sprint-powered handsets, including the Palm Centro smartphone, and the LG Rumor. Sprint customers with compatible handsets automatically have access to Sprint Web with no additional actions.

The rollout of Sprint's new browser comes as more and more users are surfing the Web from their cell phones. But, many mobile browsers still offer a stripped-down version of Web pages that doesn't replicate the experience from a desktop.

While vendor-specific browsers like Sprint Web and the iPhone's mobile Safari will be how many users access the Web on the go, there is a growing market for commercial mobile browsers that cross platforms. Opera Software, Skyfire, and Mozilla all have mobile browsers that are vying to dominate this space.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Commentary
Enterprise Guide to Digital Transformation
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  8/13/2019
Slideshows
IT Careers: How to Get a Job as a Site Reliability Engineer
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  7/31/2019
Commentary
AI Ethics Guidelines Every CIO Should Read
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  8/7/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Video
Current Issue
Data Science and AI in the Fast Lane
This IT Trend Report will help you gain insight into how quickly and dramatically data science is influencing how enterprises are managed and where they will derive business success. Read the report today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll