Sprint opens Openwave across product line

[photopress:logo_openwave.gif,full,left]Sprint is upgrading its cellphones to the Openwave platform for Web browsing.

Openwave is a combination of the Openwave proxy server that makes pages more mobile-friendly, and the OpenWeb browser, which is a full-HTML browser that renders pages nicely.

The big picture is it gives Sprint phones the ability to browse the whole Web in a useful way, not just WAP or mobile-themed sites. Other browsers, notably Opera Mini, use a similar approach, but this is interesting because Sprint’s pushing this across its entire line of devices.

Sprint Customers to Get a PC-Like Experience of the Open Internet on Their Phones [Press Release]