Are you still rocking a mobile phone without a Web browser? If so, you'll be in the minority by 2015, according to a new study from ABI Research.
"Mobile browser are evolving along two paths," says senior analyst Mark Beccue. "On one hand, highly sophisticated browsers (which we are calling full Internet browsers) will be found in all smartphones and a growing number of enhanced (or feature) phones.
"Such devices can host these browsers because they have advanced application processors, expanded memory capacity, and adequate screen size and resolution."
"Parallel to this development, a new family of browsers has emerged: the proxy-based (or client-server or compression) browser, which is epitomized by the Opera Mini.
According to ABI Research, about 3.8 billion handsets will sport browsers inside by 2010, which will work out to over 60 percent of the installed base of mobile handsets.