A couple of weeks ago, Norwegian browser developer Opera Software released the
first, pretty limited, technical preview of Opera
browser for Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003. Today Opera today released the
second technical preview of its Opera browser for Windows Mobile. Smartphone
2003 users can now enjoy the benefits of a faster and better Internet experience
from their mobile phones. This development supports operators' need for choice
in OS distribution, meeting their customers' demands for an exceptional full Web
browser on their mobile phones.
Following the August 2004 announcement of Opera's new development for the
Windows Mobile Platform, the (above mentioned) silent technical preview was
released on October 14, 2004. Though the first technical preview was not
officially announced, users responded enthusiastically with more than 43,000
downloads. MS Smartphone users were quick with positive feedback. One user
stated in an Opera forum, "I tested on a large page...it's faster than anything
I've seen before."
Opera 7.60 for Windows Mobile technical preview is based on Opera's latest
core technology, proving that Opera's embedded deliveries are in synch with
desktop browser developments. With Opera 7.60 for Windows Mobile, users will
enjoy speed, smooth usability and rich content display as they access the full
Internet, creating a Web experience unlike any other available for Smartphone
2003 devices. Opera for Windows Mobile supports all major Web standards,
"We want to show Smartphone users what Opera is capable of right away,"
said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "We have released a technical
preview for our development on the Windows Mobile platform, so that we can
expand testing and get feedback on user experiences. The 7.60-based browser
is unprecedented in speed and usability and we are certain that not only
users will be thrilled but operators will benefit by offering their
subscribers full access to the Web."
In addition, Windows Mobile users will benefit from Opera's renowned
SSR (Small-Screen Rendering) technology. SSR
eliminates the need for horizontal scrolling to view a page, providing an
unmatched browsing experience for MS Smartphone users.
Today's release is available for all MS Smartphone 2003 devices and can be
downloaded from Opera for free. Users must be aware that a technical preview
should be used for preview purposes only, as it is not a final product and does
not contain all the features that are expected with the final release. Today's
release will expire on March 31, 2005, and users will not be able to register
Please note that this technical preview is for Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003
or above (Second Edition) only. It will not work on Windows Mobile Smartphone
2002 or Pocket PC devices.
The build has been tested by Opera on the following hardware:
- HTC Tanager - aka Orange SPV-E200, Qtek 8080, i-mate SP2 etc
- HTC Typhoon - aka Orange SPV-C500, T-Mobile SDA, Audiovox SMT-5600, Qtek 8010, i-mate SP3, i-mate SP3i etc
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