Users must be aware that a TP is not a final product and does not contain all features that are expected with a final release. Furthermore, users cannot register a TP and it should be regarded for preview purposes only.
The TP is free for all users, but will expire Dec 31, 2004.
Note that this is a TP and that no work has been done on size optimization.
If you have little space on internal disk it is recommended to install on
external media. This will increase start-up time significantly, but browsing
performance is not affected.
Opera will normally work with the same access point as Pocket Internet
This TP is limited in features, but in our experience very stable. It can be
recommended even if you are not used to beta software.
The browser is based on the same browser engine as the Opera desktop
browsers. In fact, this release has the same standards support as the
currently available 7.60 TP1 for desktop. It also includes Small-Screen
Rendering version 3.0 which provides even better usability, performance and
layout closer to the original design than previous versions. This is the
first publicly available version of mobile Opera to include this technology.
The user interface feature set of the TP is however quite limited. There
is for example no bookmark functionality or scrollbar. This will naturally
be improved in the future. We appreciate feedback and suggestions in these
Only basic security protocols have been implemented. This may limit
compatibility with some sites.
The TP includes free use of the Opera Mobile Accelerator which compresses
mark-up and image files before they are downloaded to the phone, thus
speeding up browsing and reducing costs. The Accelerator is pre-configured
and enabled by default.
Hardware and Software requirements
This release is only for Smartphone 2003. It will not work on Smartphone
2002 or Pocket PC devices.
The build has been tested 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 etc
In addition I can tell you, that it's also working fine with the
Even if it is a technical preview only, and the installation file is 2
MB, the application itself is working great, as soon as it launched. I
think, Opera needs to improve a lot in terms of size, speed, etc but the
results of browsing websites is more than promissing! Well done Opera -
I'm looking forward to test the final version!