Testing in mobile phone browsersBrowsers on mobile phones are a pain. It feels a bit like the old browser wars, except that there are no fights.
Testing all those browsers is even more painfully: you'd need one physical device for each released mobile phone OS + version out there. PPK can do this, but you probably don't have all those devices.
So, what about emulating...?
Yeah. It works for Android.
The iPhone SDK (free download from Apple. Mac only) contains a simulator: the "device" will run x86 code, so it's not the same as the physical device to start with. I need to check if the browser behaves the same as on the phone.
For Symbian phones, you need to download a Symbian / Series60 SDK from Nokia (forum.nokia.com - how weird is that? After 14 days you need to register it). It's Win32 only, and again only a simulator which runs x86 code. It didn't work at all on my Windows 7 desktop. (Also it's the SDK with the strangest feeling. I can fully understand why no one is developing apps for S60.)