Pocket Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer Mobile

Pocket Internet Explorer was a web browser bundled with Windows CE that used Microsoft's Trident engine. It was first introduced with Windows CE 1.0 in 1996. As time went on, the browser evolved, gaining support for XML, ActiveX, CSS, VBScript, and a number of other standards. It came with every version of Windows Mobile, and offered a basic web browsing experience for your Pocket PC.

With the release of Windows Mobile 6, Pocket Internet Explorer was renamed to Internet Explorer Mobile. This release introduced an enhanced user interface that was optimized for touch. Additionally, it added support for iFrames while improving support for AJAX and JavaScript. In short, this update vastly improved the browsing experience and made the browser much more useful.

Internet Explorer Mobile continued to be updated with the releases of Windows Phone 7, 8, and 8.1. It was finally replaced by Microsoft Edge with the release Windows 10 Mobile in 2015.