According to newswires across the globe and Netscape for that matter the internet browser company Netscape is supposed to have launched a new browser today:

“Netscape on Wednesday launched a new version of its Netscape browser with a heavy focus on Web security and media features for high-speed Web surfing.” Said Reuters.

"The browser is like a hybrid car that combines the usability of Internet Explorer with the security of Firefox," said Andrew Weinstein, a spokesman for America Online/Netscape, a unit of Time Warner Inc.

The new browser supposedly checks sites for security, integrates Web search and offers advanced features like RSS feeds which typically link to major news providers.

However a quick visit to the Netscape 8.0 page on its site gets a simple reply:

“Netscape Browser 8.0 is Coming Soon!”

We will keep you posted.