Handspring, Inc. has released a new version of Blazer, bringing it to version 2.0. Blazer is a Web browser app designed for use on handheld computing devices such as Palm OS and Treo. The new version has several performance enhancements including updated security features. According to Handspring:
Handspring, Inc. a leading innovator in handheld computers and personal communicators, today announced the release of BlazerTM 2.0, a new version of its award-winning web browser, designed to provide Palm OS handheld computers and communicators with fast access to a full range of
web content. Blazer 2.0 offers all of the features of the original Blazer, but with improved speed, enhanced security for online transactions, and new features to allow faster and easier access to web
content. Both Handango and PalmGear will email their Blazer 1.1 customers instructions on downloading a free upgrade to Blazer 2.0.
Blazer 2.0 has several new features including enhanced bookmarks, 128 bit SSL encryption and faster browsing while connected to the Internet. The new security features support additional security types, including proxy and HTTP authentication, and viewing of secure web pages over
HTTPS, which allow users to make purchases and shop online with complete confidence. In addition, browsing performance has been improved, making page rendering and navigating on the Web with Blazer faster than ever before. Also new in Blazer 2.0 is the ability to select the homepage that first appears when Blazer is launched. Virtually any web site on the Internet can be set as Blazeris homepage.
You can find more information about the new version of Blazer at the Handspring, Inc. Web site. Blazer 2.0 is available for US$19.95.