i'm agree with RussellHltn, web browser are not the "Panacea" for all information needs, just for the cost of internet speed, specialy in under pour countries. But i'm belive the research and development for new, cost-effecttive and open insfraestruture of technology will be more affordable for this countries and enterprices beside buying out-of-the-box branded and closed tecnologies. The effectiveness of this idea are based in long-terms research, like india, china or brasil for example.
This need for more controlable and researchable tecnology are the base for the growing-faster of linux outside of US.
I belive the "cloud" infraestructure are the future not the web browser development, application what can search specific information and show in matter of second, maps and direcctions, metadata... cross reference, multimedia complementation of the information, that's the future.
In simple words, "whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want..."