Minuet Browser

Minuet Browser

I don’t know much about this browser.  It’s seems to be an abandoned commercial product, last updated in 2006 and no longer sold or supported. The publisher was kind enough to upload it to Getjar where it’s available for free. It’s a trial version but the activation code  to unlock it is 12345.  The code is posted on the GetJar download page.  BoostApps reader Ami found Minuet on Getjar and recommended it.

Unlike Opera Mini and Bolt which use a server to compress and  optimize pages for mobile use,  Minuet downloads and process pages all by itself just like Internet Explorer or Firefox do on the desktop. Direct mobile browsers like Minuet are slower  than proxy based ones like Opera Mini.  Still Minuet seems pretty quick especially on pages without a lot of images.  I think the trick is that Minuet delivers a simplified  single column view of pages without background colors, borders or other styling. Text is always black on white and all the same size with no bold or italics.

Minuet handles small simple sites like the BoostApps mobile version well, but on larger pages not all images load.  Plus I had trouble logging into a few sites and some pages failed  to  load at all.

Keys: The OK key doesn’t work, use ther Call key instead.

Type: Freeware
Vendor: TriPrince
Data Connection Required: Yes
Reported working on: Motorola i776, Motorola Rambler
Reported not working on: Nokia 112
File Size: 200 KB

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for Java ME phones only.

To download and install click here: DOWNLOAD (jad)

Alternate downloads: jar zip

10 comments on this post.

  1. farooghkz says:

    runs but don’t work on nokia 112

  2. Stefan says:

    It is the only browser I found up to now which works direct and so it is the only browser to login in into hotspots. So it is more than a great app!!!!

  3. Eeon says:

    Tried it out on my i856debut some things worked still had problems loading different pages and sites. Love what you’ve been doing dennis but ive downloaded bolt,opera mini 5 and ucweb. I suggest any one of those. Keep us in the race dennis.

  4. creep says:

    opera mini it is

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