The Openwave browser was a large player in the dawning mobile market and closely tied in with the development of the WAP protocol. In 2006 it was installed on almost 50% of all shipped mobile devices. In 2008 it was sold to Purple Labs and later changed its name to Myriad. As of version 9 the browser switched to WebKit.

The Mobile Browser

Versions 1 to 6

Though a revolutionary browser in the early days it is so old it cannot meet the mobile segment requirements.

These versions were released from 2000 to 2003.

Categorized as: mobile_light

Version 7

Brand new rendering engine taking huge step out of the WAP era. It now supports enough CSS to enter the mobile segment.

This version was released in 2004.

Categorized as: mobile

Version 9

Now using the WebKit engine this browser has no unique identification and no further information is available about it. It is expected that is camoflaged as a plain WebKit browser.