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The Web Developer’s Library contains updated information about Symbian Browsers. This includes information about versions of the browser in each platform and what each version delivers.

About S60 WebKit

The Archived:Web Browser for S60 is built upon S60WebKit, a port of the open source WebKit project to the S60 platform.

WebKit contains the WebCore and JavaScriptCore components that Apple uses in its Safari browser. Based on KHTML and KJS from KDE's Konqueror open source project, this software has enabled Nokia to achieve improvements in Web site usability on smartphones through the re-use of a proven desktop rendering engine that has been developed and optimized by a large open source community over many years.

This browser enables smartphone users to browse full Web pages on a smartphone screen with features such as:

  • Preservation of the original page layout, presented just as the Web site designer intended;
  • Easy navigation of Web pages through page miniatures, reducing the amount of scrolling;
  • Pop-up blocking, enhanced start page, and simplified menus;
  • Visual History, an easy-to-use back function, showing miniature views of previous pages;
  • Text Search, which works as you type, taking you directly to the interesting part of the page;
  • Dynamic HTML, supporting dynamic menus, rollovers, and scripted behavior such as AJAX applications;
  • Extensive support of industry standards including W3C's HTML, XHTML 1.0, DOM, CSS and SVG-Tiny; other Web standards such as SSL and ECMAScript; and Netscape style plug-ins such as Flash Lite and audio.

Figure 1 explains the architecture for the Nokia Web Browser.

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Figure 1: S60 Browser Architecture

Source code distribution

In compliance with the terms of the LGPL, source code that is present in the S60 3rd Edition SDKs can be downloaded:

A CD containing this source code can also be ordered by sending mail to the following postal address:

Attention: S60 Browser Team
Nokia, Inc
5 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA 01803

Further Information

For additional information, see our S60 WebKit FAQ Sheet.

Documentation and source for the WebKit project are available at

The site for the Konqueror project at KDE is

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