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Dolphin Browser for iPhone Gets Siri-like Voice Contol

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Dolphin Browser for the iPhone is a great alternative to Mobile Safari, and with the new Sonar feature iPhone owners have another reason to try this iPhone browser.

Dolphin Browser is better than ever with Sonar, a voice control feature that lets users browse by voice.

Sonar is a $0.99 in-app purchase on the iPhone, but the Dolphin Browser for iPhone is still free. To buy Sonar, update or download the Dolphin Browser app and shake your device to activate Sonar.

Dolphin Browser iPhone Sonar

Sonar lets you talk to your browser like you talk to Siri.

Sonar debuted on Android last month as a free upgrade. Sonar is incredibly useful on Android, addressing limitations of the Android interface, making it simple to go to the top of a page without scrolling.

Users activate Sonar  by shaking the iPhone. The Dolphin app will then listen for commands to open specific webpages, take actions in the app and more.

Sonar shines when Dolphin Browser is in full screen mode. App users can say, “open notebooks” and the browser will open notebooks.com in the browser. The Sonar feature also understands commands such as “Switch Tabs” and “scroll down”.

The Dolphin app also understands commands to watch a certain video, showing YouTube results. Opening a new tab is as simple as saying, “new tab” from anywhere in the app.

Sonar performs as advertised on the iPhone, responding to commands quickly and with good accuracy.

Alternative iPhone browsers face a challenge because users cannot set them as a default browser. Despite this challenge, Dolphin is the only alternate browser I keep on my iPhone.

Users who rely on Dolphin Browser on a daily basis will appreciate Sonar, even at 99 cents.

iPhone owners who haven’t tried Dolphin will appreciate gestures, bookmark syncing, Webzine reading format and full screen mode.

Dolphin Browser is a free download in the iTunes App Store.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

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    04/06/2012 at 10:46 am

    You should also add the Photon and SkyFire browser for browsing flash sites.
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