Internet Explorer 9 Mobile detailedOne of the major updates that the Mango will bring to Windows Phone 7 is Internet Explorer 9 Mobile. The long-awaited update to the browser on the operating system will finally bring features such as HTML5 over to Windows Phone. Since not everybody has access to Mango yet, and they might be curious to what IE9 Mobile is going to be like, the Windows Phone team decided to write a post about it.

IE9 Mobile will come with some changes – like the address bar at the bottom instead of the top, HTML5 support, a faster JavaScript engine, and hardware support for faster and smoother web-based videos and animation. It features a cleaner UI with more screen real estate for displaying websites. However, it does come with a tradeoff: the tab and favorite buttons have been delegated to just being menu options, and the status bar on the top of the phone is now hidden from view.

Judging by the responses in the comments section, it doesn’t look like they’ve struck a right chord with WP users this time around, but I guess time will tell. Check out more screenshots over at the source link. And if you’ve used IE9 Mobile – what are your thoughts about it?

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