I notice that the browser AlwaysInnovating talk about is Mozilla Fennec, which is Firefox but tuned for embedded/handheld/less powerful devices. I believe it can be compiled to run on a framebuffer device, which maybe would be easier to port to RISC OS than the X11 version of Firefox.
That may be the dark horse web browser which might solve the problems present in RISC OS browsers.
I agree completely with druck that a web browser is a preqrequisite, as so much work now is done on the web.
Anyway, I digress, but I'd also agree with DrWhich, when it appears with RISC OS, I'll certainly purchase.