Category: Opera

Happy birthday Opera 9

By | June 21, 2007 | 2 Comments

I know that you are waiting for some Firefox, Safari, Netscape or any other browser news, but so far I can’t see any news there. If you know something interesting, feel free to let me know that.

Today Opera 9 is celebrating it’s 1 year birthday. Right after launch it reached a record number of downloads. They should be releasing Opera 9.5 (maybe beta) at the end of this month.

Happy Birthday Opera!

Opera.com – New Design. Do You Like It?

By | June 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera Software updated their web page with a new design.

Opera New Design

What do you think about it?

I prefer old version, even it needs some improvements and navigation.

Opera.com Old Design

They are giving too much attention to Opera Mini (which already got it), while their Desktop version is somewhere “outside”. If they would cancel Opera Desktop Browser development, this design would be good, but now… I don’t know… Silver navigation doesn’t (which looks very old) fit with that (too big) Opera Mini promotional image. While 1028*768 and lower resolution users don’t see anything about their Desktop versio at all (without scrolling). I think that’s a bad move and design should be changed.

Opera Mini 4 Beta Simulator

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you are having problems by using Opera Mini 4 Beta in your mobile phone (while Opera team fixing that), you may try Opera Mini 4 Beta Simulator which works exactly like it would when installed on a handset.

Opera Mini 4 Beta Simulator

Opera’s New Advertising Strategy? OperaMini vs iPhone

By | June 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

If you haven’t seen this video yet, be sure to do that.

http://www.youtube.com/v/4jj4pkVoV9A

Maybe that could mean war, here’s a Steve Jobs quote about iPhone:
“it is the full Internet in your pocket for the first time.”Of course, Opera wasn’t happy about that, as their Opera Mobile already do that. So they “complained” a bit, later that day Steve Jobs responded (quote):
“I apologize. I should have been more specific. Our products will be the first to allow normal, non-loser people to do these things.”Also, according to Apple, Safari 3 for Windows is much faster than Opera or Firefox. Of course, this seemed to be not so true.Well… I think that Opera is no longer a “quiet” browser. They’ve responded with a funny video about Opera Mini and iPhone. They are trying to get as many attention as possible now instead of just spreading word via it’s community. I am glad that they’ve changed the way in which they promote products. I am also almosut sure, that Apple will create something similar to this against Opera too. Maybe that means war. We will see in the future. As for now I am really happy with things they are doing now. They want attention in any price.
See Mom, we’re not a small company and we came to beat our competitors. So stop ignoring our browser, as we are here now.

Webware 2007 Browsing Winners. Firefox, Opera, IE…

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to all the webware 2007 winners.

Firefox won the 1′st place, second was Opera, third: Internet Explorer
and 7′th was Safari.

Opera Mini 4 (Beta) Review and First Impressions

By | June 19, 2007 | 4 Comments

First thing that I’ve noticed right after passed tests (less than in previous version) and accepted terms was a bit changed interface.

Once I’ve opened my first web page(Google.com), noticed that Opera Mini doesn’t show me Google logo, even I have checked to load images. I am sure this will be fixed soon or I just have to change some settings, asking Opera team…

Opera Mini 4 Beta Screenshot

Another nice thing is … a mouse! So far overall reating besides one bug (it’s a beta!) is really great. Nice smooth scrolling, “X marks the spot” feature which knows where you want to read :-) Power scrolling, new zoom features and much more. Some people complained that this versons hangs up a lot, maybe it’s due their phone, as I am using Siemens SXG75 and have no problems with this Opera Mini 4 Beta beauty.

It’s another browsing revolution in mobile phones world.

Love it. Keep up a good work.

Update: when viewing Favorite Browser web page with “Fit to width” unchecked, some text goes out of the it’s place. And continues to show up not in the white, but in the grey menu background.

Opera Mini 4 Dimension (Beta) Released

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

WOW. Finally.

Grab your phone and download it now.

Steps: Open mini.opera.com/beta/ in your mobile phone and click donwload.

I’ve just installed it and there are so many cool things around here.

What are the new features? Check them here.

Also, check this cool video. Opera Mini vs iPhone.

You can also read my first impressions here.

Tomorrow is a Big Day. New Opera Mini Release.

By | June 18, 2007 | 2 Comments

Yes, only one day till we see a brand new Oper Mini Dimension (Beta), which should get version numbering 4.x.

As always, they are hiding everything and won’t tell about new features (which is good) Wait and see…

Opera Mini is the most popular downloadable Java software for mobile phones so it’s a big pressure to developers.

What we can expect from new version? Pretty much.
They’ve promised great features which will provide best user experience ever.

Opera Mini right already changed everything in mobile browsing world so expect even more positive changes and stay tunned.

Current Opera Mini (3.1.2) version you can find here.

Opera Team Will Develope Flash Replacement

By | June 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

Confused already? You won’t be after reading this article.

Opera Software vice president Tatsuki Tomita confirmed rumors, that they are developing Adobe Flash replacemement for Opera Mini and Mobile versions.

Why they are doing that? As you know, performance is really important
in the mobile phones, however, current flash technology seems using too much CPU and memory resources which slows down mobile phones and make their battery last less.

It’s not officially known yet if this new replacement will be able to play Flash too. Waiting for more news in the future.

As for now, I’d like to congratulate Opera team for such a decision.

Opera Mini Dimension Release Date Revealed

By | June 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

Are you interested already? You should be. Worlds most popular Java application developers just annonced (finally) a release date of Opera Mini Dimension (Beta).

If you were subscribed to notifications, check your email,
otherwise, here’s a copy:

The time has come: Opera Mini Dimension is set to release on Tuesday, June 19th. We’re excited to share it with everyone who has signed up thus far.
You will be some of the first to see what we’ve been working so hard to bring you over the past year.
While we can’t wait to show what we’ve developed, what really encourages us is the impact Opera Mini continues to have on people’s lives.
Just over a year ago, browsing on your mobile meant either buying a shiny expensive phone or laboring through tedious WAP content. Opera Mini broke the rules and gave people the freedom to get the real Web on their favorite phones. Now, people expect and deserve the same Web, access to their favorite sites, the ability to check email, blog or do whatever they want, wherever they are. That has been our mission at Opera since the beginning – to break down barriers to access. It would not be possible though without the support of our users in helping to spread the word. For that we remain grateful.
Please enjoy the new Dimension coming out in just 5 days, and counting…
Go to Dimension here
Give feedback here
Look forward to see you on operamini.com on Tuesday.

Now that’s a great news.

So you want to know more about new features now? :-) Wel…

I already know most of them, but can’t post them in the public, as there is a contest going on.

I am really excited.