One door shuts, another opens in mobile browser war

Wireless Internet usage is set to surge in 2010 and beyond as operators and phone makers continue to play catch-up with Apple’s iPhone, but getting software into phones is increasingly difficult as many handset vendors are pinning their faith on their own browsers.

Compounding the problem for browser makers, the second largest supplier of browsers to personal computers, Mozilla, is also entering the mobile market this year, crashing an already crowded party. Opera, Myriad, and other smaller browser firms are now refocusing their efforts to sell browsers to telecoms operators, who have a key role in phone distribution on many large markets, including the United States and Britain.

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Source:  Reuters

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