As part of its commitment to connect the next billion to the internet using mobile technology, Nokia, World’s leading manufacturer of mobile phones has developed a browser that speeds up connection to the internet via the mobile phone. Built with the proxy server technology, access to the internet is at least 90 times faster than the regular browsers that mobile phone users have been accustomed to.
Nokia Services Manager for West Africa Mr. Olumide Balogun made this known during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos. He disclosed that the new Nokia browser, which will be preloaded on most Nokia devices, is designed to save consumers money and fit web pages to design screens. Proxy servers take care of the compression before delivering compressed payload to the consumer. According to Mr. Balogun, Nokia Browser compresses and optimizes web content so that consumers can browse the web more quickly and save on data costs. He said the Nokia browser has 3 viewing modes i.e Column, Page view and PC view.
The Nokia Services manager was of the view that the future of ICT is increasingly becoming mobile. According to him, modern day challenges demand that people are connected to the internet on-the-go using their mobile devices. He said Nokia has therefore decided to become the catalyst for this trend with its ambitious plan to connect the next billion to the internet using mobile technology.
The Nokia browser is default for browsers for the Nokia C2-03 while also accessible via collections folder for devices such as the Nokia C3. The Nokia browser is also available for a good number of mid-range devices via the Nokia store. Speaking further on the Nokia browser, Mr. Balogun explained that the Featured tab on the Nokia browser contains links (Social network, News, Entertainment, Information and Web apps) that Nokia recommends to you, such as local websites and services. Nokia Browser starts pages helps the consumer to find the best content, suggesting locally relevant links to deliver relevant content.