The AT&T browser project, Pogo, continues to move towards wide release. Today we've got a few hundred golden tickets to give out to people who want to try the current beta.
Pogo is a much better product than I expected. It's familiar in the right places but innovative in how it handles search results and bookmarks. See preview: AT&T launches its own browser, Pogo. Surprise: It doesn't suck.
Unfortunately, this version, while based on Mozilla code, is based on old Mozilla code--the stuff that Firefox 2 was built on. The move to the Firefox 3 engine (Gecko 1.9) won't happen until "post GA" (general availability), which means, basically, the next major rev.
I am too smitten by Firefox 3 right now to recommend Pogo as a primary browser, but it certainly does take the concept in new directions. Check it out if you like experimenting.
There are 500 invites earmarked for Webware readers. Go to www.pogobrowser.com, enter the code bTHTRjv1 in the "I've been invited" section, and go through the sign-up process. You will eventually land back on the Pogo browser page again, but this time you'll have a username and password. Use those to go to the download page. Fortunately, the product itself is more straightforward.