Windows Phone 8: Internet Explorer 10 To Compress Web Pages

By | February 3, 2012

Back in 2011, we’ve posted an article called “Alternative Windows Phone 7 Web Browsers? We Need Them“, where I complained about the lack of web page compression in the mobile version of Internet Explorer.

Well, I went a step further and sent few emails to Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, suggesting him to add Opera Turbo like feature for the upcoming IE10. He replied something along the lines of “Thanks, I’ll think about that”.

Turns out, Windows Phone 8 version of the Internet Explorer will in fact feature web page compression technology. According to a few recently leaked details (some of them were just confirmed by Microsoft insider), the software giant will use proxy servers that are set to reduce the web pages site by as much as 30%.

Windows Phone 8: Internet Explorer 10 To Compress Web Pages

Nokia Lumia 900

And if you are wondering what else is coming, check the following list:

Windows Phone 8 Features

  • Support for dual cores
  • Support for four different resolutions, though no specifics were given
  • NFC support added, including payment and content sharing with WP8 and Windows 8 machines
  • Carrier control and branding of “wallet” element is possible via SIM or phone hardware
  • MicroSD support added for expandable storage
  • Transitions to core components from desktop, including kernel, network stack, security components and media support
  • Simplified porting of desktop apps to mobile
  • Zune desktop integration scrapped in favor of new, unnamed syncing app
  • Deeper Skydrive integration, including ability to sync data such as music collections
  • Xbox Companion app will get Windows 8 partner client
  • Native code support, simplified porting from Android and iOS
  • App-to-app communication and integration
  • Skype client with deep OS hooks that will make it almost identical to placing standard voice calls
  • Camera app now supports “lenses” which allow third parties to skin and add features to camera interface
  • DataSmart tracks and reports usage via app and live tile
  • Gives preferential treatment to WiFi, can automatically connect to carrier-owned hotspots
  • Proxy server will compress websites in Internet Explorer 10 up to 30 percent
  • Native Bitlocker encryption
  • Support for proprietary, custom built apps to be deployed behind company firewalls

Now, obviously I had nothing to do with such feature integration, but hey, it doesn’t hut to think that way.

[Via: Engadget, PocketNow]

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. adumpaul says:

    Windows Phone 8 have lots of features.

    • Anonymous says:

      The biggest being that of it being featue aligned to Android 1.5

      That’s why it’s tanked in specatacutar fashion.

      It’s so rubbish, they can’t even give them away in the UK.

  2. This is a very nice bit of gear. I wasn’t able to see how many mega pix is the camera. Could you let me know. Or am I just unable to see it in the spec.


  3. NT says:

    Only 30% compression, Opera Mini gives avg 90 compression and sometimes till 99%