If You Ask Nicely, Windows Phone 7 May Allow Alternative Browsers

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One of the cool things about Windows Mobile Classic is that there are a ton of alternative web browsers that you can install. With Windows Phone 7, you only get one and, at least initially, developers won’t be allowed to make others. However, in this TechRadar interview with Microsoft senior director Paul Bryan, we hear…

“You won’t see native code Opera or Firefox at launch,” he said, but continued “We’re always working with our partners to work out what makes sense. If the market demands an alternative browser, then we’ll enable our partners to do that.”

In other words, it sounds like it is perfectly possible for Microsoft to allow developers to use native code if you’re nice and only on select occasions. So for the Opera fans out there, there is hope… however, reserve judgement until you use Windows Phone 7’s native browser because it might be plenty good as is.

(via WM PowerUser)

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!