Digia ship @Web for UIQ 3 touchscreen phones

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Digia have today announced the immediate shipping of @Web, their Webkit based UIQ 3 browser. This application, which has been in fairly open beta testing for the last few months, brings full S60, iPhone & Google Android style browsing to the UIQ 3 platform.

@Web is designed to run on touchscreen UIQ 3 phones, so does not support the Motorola Z8 or Z10 handsets (which is a pity), but it's a great advance over the built-in Opera based browser included in most UIQ 3 phones and will work for those of you with Sony Ericsson P, M, or W series phones. @Web uses an intuitive, almost gesture based interface, which in some ways resembles what Apple have done on the iPhone's version of Sefari.

@Web features include:

Browser UI features


  • Full finger touch UI
  • Page control with finger
    • Accelerated panning
    • Automatic full screen browsing via auto-hiding Address bar and Navigation bar
  • Page rotation for portrait and landscape browsing
  • Four zoom levels
  • Intelligent Bookmark functionality (auto-sorting)
  • Bookmark folders
  • Bookmark favicons
  • URL auto-complete (from history)
  • URL auto-complete (from history)
  • "Page loading in progress" indicator

Browser Engine features


  • HTML 4.01
  • True web page rendering
  • JavaScript(tm) 1.5
  • HTTP 1.1 with support to secure and non-secure browsing
  • HTTP cache
  • HTTP cookies
  • AJAX support
  • Embedded audio (wav, mp3 and midi)
  • Netscape compatible Plug-in interface
  • External launch API

@Web engine is based on the open-source S60 webkit engine version 3.1 ported to UIQ platform by Digia. Other users of the webkit browser engine include Apple Safari browser, iPhone, Google Android and Nokia S60 browser. Digia will contribute source code modifications of the webkit engine to open-source.