When it comes to mobile OS, there are quite a lot of web browsers available for almost all platforms apart from the default shipped browser. These alternate browsers provide higher features and better experience which are not present in the default browser. Internet Explorer is the default browser which is installed in Windows Phone 7. Although the browser is fast and comes with pretty good features, there might be many other changes needed by the user. In this article we will cover the best alternative web browsers for Windows Phone 7. Although most of these are free, we have included a couple of paid browsers as well.
1. Browser Plus:
Browser Plus for WP7 is probably the browser which is very similar to a desktop browser with tabs aligned on the top with easy switching between them. You can use Google or Bing to search and use private browsing to hide your tracks. There is also a special ‘reader view’, which reformats pages to make them mobile friendly – removes all ads and non-essential content. Browser plus is a paid browser and comes for $2.
2. Beyond Browser 2:
This is a free web browser for Windows Phone and built on top of latest IE technology. With tap-no-type design, you will enjoy the best browsing experience ever. It is a feature packed browser with lots of customization options included.
As the name indicates, you can browse full screen on WP7 phones. Not only can you surf the web using the full screen, but you can save favorites, search the web, share the page using twitter, email or SMS messages. You can even view the page in Internet Explorer if you want.
Mobile QQ Browser for Windows Phone 7 is created with whole new WP7 Styled design. It has a smart and multi-window management, the maximum window up to 12. With Quick Links design, you can easily assign any link to Favorites.
5. Mini Browser:
Mini Browser is yet another feature packed free browser. Best in Class Lightweight Browser for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. A multi-touch gestures, a streamlined User Interface, High Resolution Entire Viewable Screen (With Built in smooth Zoom in & Zoom Out.) Users will be able to stream YouTube videos from the browser.
6. Terra Explorer:
Terra Explorer revolutionizes the mobile web browsing experience for Windows Phone 7. It introduces search as a central theme in the browsing experience. The concept is based on the way some people prefer to explore the web – by searching first, then browsing.
A more powerful & extremely-customizable full-screen web browser. Gives you 24% more screen real estate than Internet Explorer (in the portrait orientation). It leverages the phone’s fast, native browsing engine but with lots of additional features & tons of customization ranging from the frivolous to the very powerful. Metro Web Browser is priced at $1.99
8. UC browser:
UC browser for Windows phone 7 is a powerful mobile browser with features such as high integration, comprehensive function, multithreading, intelligence will bring you unexpected surfing experience. Smooth operation and fashionable touching feeling make UC browser for WP7 the best choice to you for mobile internet.
9. Surf Cube:
SurfCube has an award winning 3D interface that is a joy to use, but it is not just about the looks, it is also a feature rich browser. It has full HTML5 compatibility and has the best tab management for a browser.
10. Next Browser:
It is a fast web browser and takes advantage of the great Metro looks of Windows Phone. It supports live tiles that deep link to specific tabs. Even on the main tile, you can see what you were last browsing. The free version had ads and the paid version comes for $1.99.