next week's CTIA Wireless Show, Opera Software will be announcing the new Opera
Mobile 9.7 server-accelerated browser for smartphones and mobile devices. Opera
Mobile 9.7 features Opera Turbo, Opera's breakthrough compression technology the
company unveiled last month during the Mobile World Congress, along with the
company's latest Presto 2.2 rendering engine (also used in Opera 10 desktop).
Furthermore Opera Mobile 9.7 will fully support dynamic Web technologies such as
Ajax and Flash (for accessing popular sites like Facebook and YouTube). Opera
Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo also features better standards support (100% Acid 3
test) and developer tools, hardware acceleration Open GL ES, and support for
Not yet announced for public download, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo will
be first offered to carriers and ODMs to help them reducing network congestion
while helping mobile device manufacturers bring increased speed and a more rich
Web browsing experience to their customer and users.
For carriers specifically, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo provides a more
consistent and compelling full Internet experience by compressing data up to
80%, thus reducing unwanted traffic and congestion and allowing users to access
the Web regardless of network limitations.
For mobile device manufacturers, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo can make for
a faster, more rich browsing experience by leveraging current device
capabilities and utilizing hardware resources more effectively. Opera Turbo
offloads Web page rendering to Opera servers freeing up device resources. Even
devices with limited hardware capabilities show improved page download rates and
better overall performance.
Cheers ~ Arne