Opera Mini 5 beta released for BlackBerry and Java phones

Opera Mini 5 beta released for BlackBerry and Java phones

Summary: One of the things I enjoy about my Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian devices is the ability to load up different 3rd party web browsers and today we see that the latest version of Opera Mini 5 beta has been released for installation. Simply go to m.opera.com/next in your mobile browser to download the new proxy-based web browser on your BlackBerry or Java-enabled phone.

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One of the things I enjoy about my Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian devices is the ability to load up different 3rd party web browsers and today we see that the latest version of Opera Mini 5 beta has been released for installation. Simply go to m.opera.com/next in your mobile browser to download the new proxy-based web browser on your BlackBerry or Java-enabled phone.

This latest beta of Opera Mini includes support for tabbed browsing, speed dial (one click favorites), optimizations for touchscreen and keypad devices, and a password manager.

One aspect I love about Opera Mini is the ability to login to My Opera and have all my bookmarks appear across mobile platforms.

Topics: Open Source, Browser, Mobility, BlackBerry, Software

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  • Confirm your browser supports the latest web standards

    Before purchasing ANY device with a web browser (smartphone, PC, eReader, game console, etc.), you should ensure that the browser included supports the latest web standards. Browser vendors (Mozilla, Apple, Google & Opera) are in the process of rolling out technology that will allow you to use web apps offline, view videos, play 3D accelerated games, etc. directly in the browser, without the need for plugins.

    An easy way, to test your browser is to run the Acid3 test:

    http://acid3.acidtests.org/

    The Acid3 results you should expect, for desktop browsers, are:

    Chrome 2.0 - 100/100
    Safari 4.0 - 100/100
    Opera 10 - 100/100
    Firefox 3.5.3 - 93/100
    IE 8 - 20/100

    If you compare the iPhone 3GS to the Zune HD, you may see results like this:
    iPhone 3GS - 100/100
    Zune HD - 5/100

    Clearly, Microsoft browsers are WAY behind other modern browsers, in terms of standards support. Thus, you should ensure that there is a good 3rd party browser available, for any Microsoft product you buy/use.
    linuser
  • RE: Opera Mini 5 beta released for BlackBerry and Java phones

    lancau bagus.......
    dah la gedqabak besar......
    baling anjing pun mati punya........
    comfirm!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lckwang