What do you need to look for in a mobile phone handset to browse the Web effectively? The must-have features of your Web browsing phone.
QWERTY Keyboard – Don’t care what if somebody says something, you can’t browse the Web effectively without a QWERTY keyboard. Sure, you can type in small URLs using a touch screen, but try entering large chunks of text, like you need to when blogging, filling in online forms, or using Web 2.0 sites effectively, and suddenly the process becomes too painful to be of any use.
Fast network connection – If you’re going to browse the Web, you need a fast network connection. Anything above 512Mbps. anything less and you’ll go back to the dark days of dial-up modems, where you’d have a cup of tea waiting for a Web page to load.
If you’re processor is underpowered, you’ll have to out up with slow rendering of your Web pages. Using the mobile Web is all about speed. You need to access the content you want to see extremely quickly, as you’ll generally need it when you’re out and about, and waiting for a page to download while you’re searching for a book review.
Finally, one of the absolute essentials if you’re going to use the mobile Web is a flat rate data package from your mobile network operator that offers you unrestricted access to the Web for a fixed monthly fee with no download limits.