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Opera Mini 5.1 now available for Windows Mobile

Posted in Opera Software by Shane McGlaun on September 9th, 2010

When it comes to web browsers many people don’t like the browsers that ship on their smartphones and start looking for alternatives that work better. Opera makes one of the more popular alternate browsers for many of the smartphone operating systems on the market.

I mentioned back in July that Opera Mini 5.1 had landed for Android devices. Opera has now announced that Opera Mini 5.1 is available for download for Windows Mobile users as well. The new venison of the browser adds some nice new features like allowing Opera to be set as the default browser.

Opera 4.2 showing off skins, video and faster connections

Posted in Opera Software by Darrin Olson on November 11th, 2008

Opera Mini 4.2 beta availableOpera has a beta version of the latest Opera Mini browser for mobile devices, boasting some cool new features for on the go, and faster connections for those in the Americas. For starters, Opera Mini 4.2 beta has brought back the skinning features from version 3, allowing a little customization to look of the browser. Users of the newest version of this browser who also have select phones such as a new Sony Ericsson or Nokia might also have some luck getting YouTube to run on it as well.

The new 4.2 browser will also make use of the new servers available in the U.S., making browsing faster for those in the Americas and Asia-Pacific areas. Opera says this will make things faster for those in other parts of the world as well since the new servers will off-load some work from the existing servers. Opera 4.2 also has a feature to sync your notes to your Opera Desktop with Opera Link.

Opera Software files complaint over Microsoft browser

Posted in Legal,Microsoft,News,Opera Software by Darrin Olson on December 13th, 2007

Opera Software files complaint against Microsoft over web browserOpera Software has filed a legal complaint to the European Commission against Microsoft over the companies web browser and how it is packaged with the operating system. As you may or may not have noticed, the Internet Explorer browser that comes with the Windows operating system has become part of the OS, and can’t really be removed or uninstalled. Because of this Opera Software is complaining that the tie Microsoft has between the OS and its IE browser is illegal since it does not give competing browsers a chance on the highly dominate Windows OS. Opera is also saying that Microsoft is hindering interoperability by not following the commonly accepted web standards.

Opera is asking that Microsoft be forced to “unbundle” their web browser and operating system allowing other browsers, such as Opera’s, to be able to compete more fairly. They are also asking that Microsoft adhere to common Web standards so that developers creating hosted applications and web sites do not allow or need specific code written for viewing on Internet Explorer compared to other browsers.

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Opera Mini 4 Beta Released

Posted in Browsers,Opera Software by Darrin Olson on June 19th, 2007

Opera Mini Beta browser download availableOpera has released the Opera 4 Mini Beta browser for non-smartphones to be able to surf the internet seeing pages how they are and not distorted or requiring special “mobile” web pages. Users can download the browser now for free and follow the instructions on your phone to get it installed. There is also an Opera Mini 4 Beta for Palm and Blackberry devices that require a manual installation.

The Opera Mini 4 works by gathering pages through the Opera servers and “shrinking” them down to be viewed in full with their original format on your mobile phone. The new browser comes with a number of cool features to make navigating the web and individual pages easier for phones without a lot of extra controls for navigation.

‘X marks the spot’ zooms in on the likely beginning point of the page and expands the …

Wii Launches Full Version Of Opera Web Browser

Posted in Browsers,News,Nintendo,Opera Software,Wii by Darrin Olson on April 13th, 2007

Wii launches final version of Opera browser, free for a limited time.Opera Software and Nintendo have finally launched the full version of the Opera web browser for the Internet Channel of the Wii game console. The download is free, but not for long.

This web browser allows Wii owners to browse the internet through the console on their television, provided the console is connected to the internet, of course. Some new features of the full version of the Opera browser revolve around usability with zoom and scrolling functions that were not present in the trial version that was launched in December.

The application allows you to choose from Google or Yahoo for a default search engine, but like any browser you can navigate to any web page and search engine. Navigation is handled through the Wii remote (please be careful), and two remotes can be …

Opera Web Browser Available for Nintendo Wii Today

Posted in News,Nintendo,Opera Software,Wii by Darrin Olson on December 22nd, 2006

Opera Browser Available For Wii TodayTrue to Nintendo’s announcement earlier this week, a trial version of the Opera web browser for the Wii is available for download today with the new Nintendo game console.

Wii owners who have activated the Wii Shop Channel can download the browser and activate their new Internet Channel to start surfing the internet on their television through their Wii game console. The Wii controller can be used to motion and point in order to navigate the browser, and an on-screen keyboard can be used by pointing at keys to type.

In Tuesday’s press release from Nintendo they announced the immediate availability of the Forecast Channel along with the Internet Channel announcement. The forecast channel allows users to check the weather around the world with a 3D interactive globe.

Nintendo Wii owners will be available to download and use this trial version …

Samsung Partners With Opera for Mobile Web Browser

Posted in News,Opera Software,Samsung,Software by Darrin Olson on December 21st, 2006

Samsung Makes Deal with Opera for Mobile BrowserOslo, Norway – Today Opera Software announced that they are going to partner with Samsung Electronics to offer the Opera Mobile web browser on future Samsung handsets.

Most web sites on the internet are not designed to be viewed on mobile devices with smaller screens, but the Opera Mobile web browser uses Opera’s Small Screen Rendering to format the web pages so that they can be viewed better on the smaller mobile devices, even if the sites were not designed that way. Standard sized web sites have been available for viewing through any mobile web browser, but unless reformatted they are difficult to read and to navigate.

“Our strategies in working closely across the board with major handset manufacturers, operators and directly with end users have made Opera Mobile an attractive product,” says Jon von …


Opera Browser Available for Wii Friday

Posted in News,Nintendo,Opera Software,Wii by Darrin Olson on December 19th, 2006

Opera Browser Available For Wii on FridayToday Nintendo announced that a free trial version of the Opera web browser will be available for the Nintendo Wii game console on Friday, December 22nd.

If you have a high speed internet connection, you can download the Opera web browser to activate the Internet Channel on your Wii game console and start surfing the internet on your TV through your Wii. This trial download will be available until the end of March when the final version of the Opera web browser for the Wii will be available for download. The final version will also be a free download, but only until June. After June the Opera web browser will cost 500 Wii points to download, so you’ll want to be sure to get it before then.

The Wii motion sensing controller can be used to navigate the browser using …