Watching a recent interview with Lars Bak, he is pretty vocal that the web browser is becoming obsolete in mobile phones. He laments slow progress in the JavaScript world, but he does have a fact. Apple, Google and Microsoft have mobile technologies that have the worst web browser experience, due to the focus on apps.

Where traditionally you would use your web browser to read the news "there is an app for that now". I do think that the web browser is looking to be used less and less and even Microsoft are now paying for Andriod and Apple apps to be made (take skydrive for example).

The web is free, but apps make revenue.