The non-mobile stuff is here (hint: you get jerked back by the power cord after 3 feet and your arms start to ache after 10 minutes with non-mobile stuff) or click on any right menu link for the browser/section.

We started these pages with four strings because we had never seen a comprehensive list anywhere.

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We had studiously avoided doing anything because it smelled, vaguely, of work.

Then we got an email from Marc Gray who suggested that we use a simple regular expression and was even kind enough to supply it.

We are now crediting the supplier of each string or answer individually as a homage to all those folks who take the time as thousands of you have done over the years. We have added some info about changing UA strings which unless you have to do it is, we think, a Very Bad Thing™.

Well its just a working definition and we are always open to suggestions. Browser/ (GUI) MMP/2.0 Explanation: Cricket CAPTR A200. Currently an also-ran in the mobile business - but they are trying, occasionally very trying. Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows Phone OS 7.0; Trident/3.1; IEMobile/7.0; DELL; Venue Pro) Explanation: Dell Venue Pro on WM7. Michael also writes that if you use about:debug (about:config on pre-4399 builds) you can change UA to either Desktop or i Phone as shown below: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_5; en-us) Apple Web Kit/525.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/ 3.1.2 Safari/525.20.1 Mozilla/5.0 (i Phone; U; CPU i Phone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) Apple Web Kit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20 clever or what. The maker of the first 'superphone' known to mankind (aka Nexus One). But I guess if you are sitting on a gazillion billion dollars you can afford the occasional flop.

The big web sites (you know who we mean) are part of the HTML 5 cabal. And besides we are dyed-in-the-wool K-Meleon users so what do we know.

Automatic browser updates means they can reject not-the-very-latest-HTML5-flavor browsers re-inforcing the lock-in. Can Goanna (Palemoon) survive in this environment as a lone outpost? Department of useless stuff: Anyone know the difference between Open Mini and's not the beginning of a joke.

We are progressively going to add the feature on a browser-by-browser basis for your delight, edification and titillation. Before there was NSCA's Mosaic there were several other browsers capable of interpreting HTML, including Erwise and Viola, both of which I used before the Andreeson project issued any software.

Although primarily for viewing SGML, both of those browsers did a pretty good job of parsing the very basic HTML commands that Mr.

Theo Tester (right) provided two new resource references: provides a load of information and tools to help you develop amd optimize mobile web content and the W3C Device Description working Group (DDWG) is also active in this area. provided a link to which lets you look at sites as if from a mobile device. Normen Kowalewski pointed out to us a long time ago (apologies) for those of you interested in this stuff that the W3C have published a best practices for web layout for mobile users and the Open Mobile Alliance have a section on XHTML-MP (WAP Core). The value Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 in most modern mobile UA strings defines its Mobile Information Device Profile version 2.0 which in turn describes its Java based capabilities since that is the widely supported method for extending the phone/pda capabilities. Dolphin's website indicates that you can switch between 'desktop' and 'mobile' views. Their T60 is the slimest phone in the world - they say. Browser/ (GUI) MMP/2.0 Explanation: Benq mobile phone Model CF61 - details to follow. Research in Motion is now dead, long live Blackberry. Now updated for Black Berry 10 OS which in its first prototype looks like - shock, horror - it has no keyboard. Black Berry7250/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Explanation: Blackberry 7250 (the one where you can talk to your email or whatever). Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT) (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT) Explanation: b Square reference design for a PDA (well, just how big is the screen). The 6315 is for the US market, 6340 for Europe and 6365 for Asia (and the rest of the world). Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) Explanation: HP i PAQ hx4700 - one of the 6,000 models in the range and just see if you can spot the difference from the one below which we swear is a different model. Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) Explanation: HP i PAQ rx3115 - one of the 6,000 models in the range. Historically HTC products were badged for use by operators. We got caught with a 63% load on our (admittedly modest CPU'd) PC just looking at a single page. All because of some stupid revolving image that looked as if the phone was being thrown into a furnace.

Yaso Leon has pointed out that there is a sourceforge project dedicated to wireless browser strings for WAP developers. Not strictly a browser but a service for Palm OS and Windows CE users which uses a special browser to optimize content presentation. Mozilla/3.0 (compatible; Avant Go 3.2) Explanation: Browser is Avant Go v3.2, running under Palm OS 3.0 on a Treo 180. J-PHONE/5.0/V801SA/SN123456789012345 SA/0001JP Profile/MIDP-1.0 Explanation: Vodafone live! Strings also scattered around the mobile manufacturer's sections. Mozilla/5.0 (i Pad; CPU OS 6_1_2 like Mac OS X) Apple Web Kit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Cri OS/25.0.1364.124 Mobile/10B146 Safari/8536.25 Explanation: i Pad with i OS 6.1.2 and a Chrome browser (Cri OS/25.0.1364). Mozilla/5.0 (i Pad; CPU OS 6_1_2 like Mac OS X) Apple Web Kit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10B147 Safari/8536.25 Explanation: i Pad with i OS 6.1.2. Mozilla/5.0 (i Pad; CPU OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) Apple Web Kit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A403 Safari/8536.25 Explanation: i Pad with i OS 6. Mozilla/5.0 (i Pad; CPU OS 5_1_1 like Mac OS X) Apple Web Kit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/9B206 Explanation: i Pad with i OS 5.1.1. Mozilla/5.0 (i Pod; CPU i Phone OS 5_1_1 like Mac OS X; nl-nl) Apple Web Kit/534.46.0 (KHTML, like Gecko) Cri OS/21.0.1180.80 Mobile/9B206 Safari/7534.48.3 Explanation: i Phone 3GS with OS 5.1.1. Blackberry's original email dodad thingy now does a lot more than just email. And in passing looks suspiciously like a rectangle with rounded corners..... Black Berry9650/ Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/105 Explanation: Blackberry Tour 9650. Black Berry9700/ Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/123 Explanation: Blackberry Bold II (9700). Black Berry9630/ Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/105 Explanation: Blackberry Tour 9630. But when brands are established ego tends to take over. However, their web site is crisp, fast, looks good and does not have all that glizy stuff that almost every other mobile supplier does and which takes about three hours to load each page. Update: Do these companies never use their own sites? Perhaps the owner tried to access the web site from the phone - just a thought. Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.6) PPC; MDA Vario/3.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Explanation: HTC Kaiser 120 (badged by T-Mobile as MDA Vario III). HTC_HD2_T8585 Opera/9.7 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Explanation: HTC HD2 with 'Sense' UI and Opera 9.7 (which probably isn't the real version number) on Windows Mobile.

Simply save the resulting page and hack out anything that looks vaguely HTML'ish (the strings are enclosed in tags).