Alternate web browsers coming

MacRumors reported this week that Apple, in a major policy shift,  has approved third-party web browsers and utilities and that the iTunes store has begun making them available. (Until now Apple has generally not approved apps that duplicate functionality already on the iPhone.) MacRumors notes that the new browser utilities already available in the App Store include:

- Edge Browser — As I understand it, this lets you use the full screen in Safari, with no space taken away by the address or navigation bars. (free)

- WebMate:Tabbed Browser — Moves in the direction of tabbed browsing by  queuing up the links of the web pages you've visited ($0.99) 

- Shaking Web — A browser that compensates for shaking, such as if you're trying to read a web page while riding a bus ($1.99) 

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.