Live Labs Unveils New Mobile Web Browser Technology

logo_deepfish_thumbnail[5] News Microsoft yesterday announced the public preview of a technology that the Microsoft Live Labs has been toying with for a new mobile browser that will bring a more desktop-like experience to the user on their mobile phone. The technology, know as Deepfish, aims to preserve “the rich layout and full form of documents on mobile devices while providing novel ways of effectively navigating that content on small screens.”

Deepfish was available as a download for Windows Mobile 5+, but only to limited numbers (which has now sadly been reached). If you want to see what it’s all about though, there is a quick demo on the Deepfish home page.

Gary Flake notes in his interview on the PressPass page that “at this time, Deepfish is currently a prototype technology, and we are not announcing any specific plans for making the product more widely available.” So do remember that this might not even come to anything in the long term.

Update: See a video showing the working of Deepfish over at on10.net.

SL