The better Web browser

Summary:No, it's not about Internet Explorer vs Firefox. If you surf the Web on your mobile phone, here's the best mobile Web browser that you can get for free--Opera Mini.

No, it's not about Internet Explorer vs Firefox. If you surf the Web on your mobile phone, here's the best mobile Web browser that you can get for free--Opera Mini.

Unlike the typical Web browsers that are built into mobile phones, Opera Mini is a Mobile Java (J2ME) application that connects to its own Opera proxy server for fetching pages. The result: Web pages are rendered amazingly quickly and accurately, even for complex pages with embedded Javascript.

How do you get Opera Mini? Open the Web browser on your phone and enter the URL http://opera.com. Click on "Get Opera Mini" (NOT Opera Mobile) to download the fantastic Web browser.

I use Opera Mini to do regular checks on the five Internet portals that I'm currently operating, and its rendering quality is clearly a lot better than the Web browser that's built into my Nokia N73. Try Opera Mini and your phone's built-in Web browser on one of my portals and you'll see what I mean: http://www.overseassingaporean.sg

Topics: Browser

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Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge. He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.

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