After trying to get Pocket IE (the Windows Mobile version of Internet Explorer) to behave nicely, and display web pages quickly and in a usable format I finally gave up. I switched to Opera Mobile. It’s not free, but with Firefox Mobile still a ways off the $25 is well spent. Some things that it does better than IE include:

  • Formatting pages better for the smaller screen
  • Handles multiple windows with ease
  • Quicker forward an back functions
  • Faster as-you-type URL auto completion
  • Quicker loading, rendering and scrolling of large pages
  • Option for reporting itself as a desktop browser in case you don’t want the mobile version

There’s a 30-day free trial, so you can try it out yourself before buying it.