Software announced during the 3GSM World Congress its plans to upgrade mobile
Web browsing by developing Opera 9 for mobile phones in all major platforms.
Opera 9 has enriched Web use on the PC with new technologies, and now the
leading browser innovator will deliver the same groundbreaking functionality to
mobile phones. The upcoming Opera Mobile edition includes the latest in PC
browsing features such as Widgets and Intelligent Zoom.
Opera 9 on mobile phones will add completely new dimensions to navigation.
Users can seamlessly alternate between viewing modes to get a birds-eye
perspective or dive into the content they want. Users have the choice to see an
overview of a Web page or adapting the page to the width of the screen. As first
seen with the Opera browser for Wii, Intelligent Zoom allows users to then zoom
in directly to a selected area.
Widgets will also debut on mobile phones with the upcoming release of Opera
Mobile. These small Web applications running outside of the browser allow users,
manufacturers and operators to create and personalize services derived from Web
content such as weather and traffic information, news and e-mail. Widgets offer
Web applications that are instantly accessible on the phone without having to
launch the Web browser, presenting dynamic and engaging content directly to
"We are impressed with the constantly evolving experience of browsing the
Web," says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Bringing Opera 9 to
mobile phones will present new capabilities in mobile Web services that will
be exciting to see defined."
dynamic AJAX-based applications. Driving standards compliance, Opera Mobile has
full DOM support and can smoothly run advanced Web applications on mobile
Opera Mobile Features to include
- Intelligent Zoom: Zoom in directly to a selected area and continue
scrolling for a closer view
- Grab and scroll: Touch and direct the page up or down on touch-screen
- Multiple Windows/Tabbed browsing: Use multiple windows for multi-task
- Opera Widgets: Small Web applications that users can easily access
without having to open the Web browser
- Web-address input auto-completion: Reduce input time with an index of
- Password manager: The password manager remembers your usernames and
passwords so you don't have to
- Download manager: View download progress and access all your downloads
from one simple transfer manager window
- Pop-up blocker: Control whether to block all pop-ups, or open only the
ones that you have requested
- Bookmarks and History: Keep quick access to your favorites and get back
to your last viewed sites
- Send links: Send links as E-Mail or as SMS and MMS messages directly
from the browser
A release date wasn't announced yet.
Cheers ~ Arne