For serious study of the topic Johnathan Mc Cormack sent this link to an arstechnica article on the early web browsers. If your browser string is NOT here please take a moment and click here then mail us the result (if you are using an exotic browser send us the URL of where to get 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™.Maybe there is an alternative to the deadly boring rise of chrome and edge after all. Department of useless stuff: Anyone know the difference between Open Mini and Mobile..it's not the beginning of a joke.One of our smart readers responded with a link to Opera's site which says - roughly - that Opera Mobile is a real browser that can directly access the web - just like regular Opera and is designed for smartphones whereas Opera Mini is a cut-down browser that needs an Opera server and is typically used on feature phones. As always thanks to everyone who took the time to supply a string - even if we didn't use it.Frankly, it seemed pretty pointless just updating the version numbers of chrome and FF and Opera which is what has mostly happened over the last couple of years. Most are just UI stuff (OK it's still innovation) on top of Webkit.
BTW 'Proxi Net' seems to be a proxy service used by 'hiptop' to handle screen formatting and sizing - thanks to Joe George. Vodafone/1.0/V802SE/SEJ001 Browser/SEMC-Browser/4.1 Explanation: Vodafone live! Does the above string mean they have lousy Netscape compatability and great MSIE compatability? Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) Explanation: ftx Browser (alternate free browser) under Windows CE 2003 on the Pocket PC. Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) Explanation: ftx Browser (alternate free browser) under Windows CE 2002 on the Pocket PC. Tiny foot-print browser from the mozilla folks - we guess the plan is you can have all those wonderful features on a screen the size of your finger nail. Wonder how many times they will change the name before it's released (just musing out loud). If you got a better idea - keep it to yourself (just joking - we'd love to hear from you). NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; Tablet PC 2.0; MAAR; . Low priced smartphone ~0) from Chinese supplier. Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.4.4; Build/KTU84Q) Apple Web Kit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/220.127.116.11 Mobile Safari/537.36 Explanation: Silent Circle Blackphone BP1. Email (really), phone (CDMA for 3G, GSM/GPRS), SMS, bluetooth etc.. Black Berry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLOC-1.1 Vendor ID/105 Explanation: Blackberry 8830 email (surprise), phone (CDMA for 3G GSM/GPRS), SMS, bluetooth etc.. Black Berry8820/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/102 Explanation: Blackberry 8820 email (surprise), phone (quad band - EDGE/GPRS/GSM), Messaging (SMS, MMS), bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g), GPS etc.. Black Berry8703e/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/105 Explanation: Blackberry 8703e email (surprise), phone, web browser, SMS etc.. Black Berry8310/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/167 Explanation: Blackberry Curve 8310. Black Berry8320/18.104.22.168 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/100 Explanation: Blackberry Curve 8320. Black Berry8330/4.3.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/106 Explanation: Blackberry Curve 8330 - flashed to run on Cricket wireless CDMA. Black Berry8320/4.3.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Explanation: Blackberry 8320 - much rumoured new Blackberry phone - so we will add to the rumours by suggesting email (really), wi-fi and 3.2 Mpx camera. Black Berry8110/4.3.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/118 Explanation: Blackberry 8110 Pearl running stock browser. Opera/9.50 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.0.10031/298; U; en) Explanation: Blackberry 8130 Pearl running Opera Mini - phone (Dual-band 800/1900 Mhz CDMA2000 1X Ev-DO networks) with speakerphone and Voice Activated dialing, email (surprise), GPS and camera/video. Black Berry8130/22.214.171.124 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/106 Explanation: Blackberry 8130 Pearl running stock browser. Black Berry7100i/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Vendor ID/103 Explanation: Blackberry 7100i email (surprise), phone, SMS, walkie-talkie mode (! String from Andreas Kanzler and Tom Trentham - thanks.
We regularly get asked for these strings in other formats - mostly without all our pathetic attempts at humor in the explanations.
We had studiously avoided doing anything because it smelled, vaguely, of work.
Finally, we added Palemoon a number of years ago as a windows only FF optimization.
The project seems to have changed significantly and now runs on *nix and windows and has its own rendering engine (Goanna).