Category: Mobile Browsers

Opera Mini 5.1 Now Available

By | July 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

Opera Mini 5.1 Now Available

Opera Software has released a new stable version of Opera Mini web browser that is 5.1.

This updated is mostly targeted at low end devices that have a screen resolution lower than 200 pixels or low memory capacity (4 MB+-).

Basically, if your phone does not meet mentioned requirements, Opera Mini will automatically switch to a new skin that lowers memory footprint. Therefore, enhancing user experience and reducing a number of “out of memory” error messages.

In addition, Opera Mini team has also added a new a keypad shortcut that allows you switching from/to Mobile View (*0).



YouTube HTML5 Powered Mobile Website Is Here

By | July 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

It looks like Google has officially announced the refresh of YouTube mobile website. Android and iPhone users will be redirected to new page upon visiting it.

Updated site takes the advantage of HTML5 features, such as video tag. Furthermore, it brings search suggestions, improved video quality, ability to create playlists and like/dislike video buttons.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 5th

By | July 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 5th

IE6 is “Safer” than Chrome or Opera
US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.

June, 2010 – Internet Explorer Gains Market Share; Firefox, Opera – Loses
As yet another month has passed by, it’s time to find out, how browsers market share has evolved over past 30 days.
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Skyfire Halts Most Countries Support

By | June 30, 2010 | 14 Comments

Skyfire Halts Most Countries SupportJust a couple months ago, Skyfire has decided to expand its services and provide with an opportunity to download mobile web browser for people outside the U.S.

Well, it appears that company is backing up this decision. Starting from tomorrow (July 1, 2010), Skyfire will stop supporting countries other than UK, USA and Canada.

Users from other countries will receive the following message:
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HTC HD2 “Unable to Initialize Camera” Error Fix

By | June 25, 2010 | 4 Comments

HTC HD2 Now, if you are receiving “Unable to initialize camera. Failed to set up the camera device” error on your HTC device (possibly any other Windows Mobile phone) and had no luck with soft reset, try the following:

Open task manager and make sure that Opera Mobile is not running, and close if it is. Now, I am not sure why it’s impossible to take pictures or record videos while you surf the net with Opera Mobile (as it makes very little sense), but here you have it, a quick and painless fix.


Opera and MegaFon Signs a Mobile Internet Deal

By | June 24, 2010 | 9 Comments

Opera and MegaFon Signs Mobile Internet DealIn yesterday’s press release, Opera Software and Russian mobile operator MegaFon, has announced a new partnership, under which MegaFon’s “Unlimited Internet with Opera Mini” package will be made available to all Russian territories (that’s more than 53 million mobile subscribers total).

Back in September 2009, MegaFon signed a similar deal that provided unlimited mobile web access to Moscow region only.

However, as press release says:
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HTC Confirms Browser Privacy Issue, Plans to Fix It

By | June 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

HTC Confirms Browser Privacy Issue, Plans to Fix ItHTC Corporation has confirmed earlier reported browser privacy issue and is working already to fix it. Company has also released an official statement that suggest phone storage formatting. Here it is:
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BOLT Renders Its Billionth Page

By | June 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mobile web browser BOLT, which is now used by more than 7.3 million people worldwide, has rendered its billionth web page, Bitstream (company behind it) announced earlier this week.

“In July of last year Bitstream announced that BOLT climbed past 100 million Web pages rendered” … “The first 100 million pages are always the hardest.”

Said Anna Magliocco-Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream.

What’s so great about BOLT?
It works on pretty much any JM2ME mobile phone
Scores 100/100 in the ACID3 test (WebKit-based)
Allows video streaming
Has a password/download manager
Tabs support
… and more

You may download it in two flavors: BOLT and BOLT Lite.


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 31st

By | May 31, 2010 | 10 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 31st

Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer
With many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.

Synchronize Between Firefox and iPhone with Firefox Home
Mozilla has recently announced an upcoming project that is “Firefox Home”.

Google Releases Chrome 5 Stable
Few days ago, Google has released the final version of Google Chrome 5 web browser, tagged as version 5.0.375.55, for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Continue Reading

Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer

By | May 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradable Internet ExplorerWith many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.

Furthermore, it is being upgraded only within new Windows Mobile release (and that does not happen very often).

However, things are about to change. One of the IE Mobile team members has revealed that Internet Explorer will receive updates independently of Windows Phone 7 itself. Continue Reading