Software today released the much-anticipated, first public version of
9.5 Beta. A powerful foreshadowing of what is to come, this Beta takes
mobile browsing speed and features to a new level, complete with visual effects
and a new look. Opera has changed the face of its mobile browser in this Beta
release. As with the latest version of Opera Mini, Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta now
defaults to page overview mode, allowing the user to view the entire Web page
and instantly recognize the Web site. With panning and zooming options, the user
is able to focus on specific page content. Opera also introduces a sleek, new
user interface for easier navigation.
"Our fans have been eager for the release of Opera Mobile 9.5
since it first appeared at the
Mobile World Congress
this year," says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "We are now
answering the call of the people and delivering what we proudly proclaim to
be our best Opera Mobile browser to date. It is a totally new user
New Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta features:
- Pan and Zoom: Using the same technology found in Opera Mini,
Opera Mobile 9.5 defaults to full web page viewing and allows users to pan
and zoom into their desired content in just a few clicks.
- Save Pages and/or Images: With a click, simply save your selected
content and send via E-Mail, SMS or MMS to friends.
- Improved User interface: Opera has completely renovated its
mobile UI. Cleaner and more intuitive, the new UI is designed for quick and
- Improved Standards Support: Opera remains steadfast in its
commitment to make the web accessible for all. Opera Mobile 9.5 is the most
standards-compliant mobile browser available. It is based on Opera's latest
core rendering engine, Presto 2.1.
- Faster: Opera has always been among the fastest browsers
available and Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta continues this fine tradition with
noticeable speed improvements over Opera Mobile 8.65 and Internet Explorer
With developer needs at the heart of this first Beta release, Opera Mobile
9.5 includes several features to enable easier development on the mobile
Opera Dragonfly, Opera's developer tools, officially goes cross-platform with
Sheets (CSS) and the Document Object Model (DOM), and view any errors, making
development for the mobile phone even easier.
Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta 1 is now available for Windows Mobile Professional
smartphones. A Windows Mobile Standard version for non-touchscreen smartphones
is expected to be released later this year.
Cheers ~ Arne