Oslo, Norway – May 6, 2008 – Opera Software today announced that HTC will be shipping a new mobile handset – HTC Touch Diamond – with Opera Mobile 9.5 browser pre-installed.
The HTC Touch Diamond handsets run the Windows Mobile operating system.
With the Opera Mobile browser, the HTC Touch Diamond will offer a rich online experience with access to the full Web.The handsets are expected to ship in 2Q 2008.
Opera Software is paid per unit sold in accordance with the software licensing agreement between Opera and HTC.
Mobile web browser Skyfire 0.6 Beta was just released. Although Skyfire is not accessible to everyone (check this post for more details), it still looks promising. New release introduces the following changes and new features:
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Time for some awards. This time it’s “The Readers’ Choice Awards 2008 (Linux)”.
Of course, there was the favorite web browser category as well. So who’ve won? It’s Firefox. As you can see from the results below, it received a total of 86% votes. Opera and Konqueror received less than 5% of Linux community votes. Continue Reading
This one is really interesting find. Deb Richardson always wondered why photos (colors to be exact) do look different in Photoshop and Firefox 2. As it turns out, this is due color profile support which Firefox 2 doesn’t support. The good news is that Firefox 3 supports color profiles, although it’s disabled by default. To see what it is all about, check the picture below: Continue Reading
The upcoming BlackBerry 9000 (OS 4.6) will be released soon. Along with the various improvements, OS 4.6 also introduces updated BlackBerry web browser. What’s new in it? Now you will be able to download attachments (Internet or Intranet web sites) using your browser. Also, they’ve managed to add support for inline video streaming (full screen supported as well).
Here’s a new app for you to try: Skyfire. It’s a free mobile web browser (currently works on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 only, Symbian support coming soon). As they’ve said in the demo video: “Skyfire is the only product that brings you the pc experience into your mobile phone”. And in case you thought about Opera Mobile… No, they haven’t included it on that video. If you are interested in it, feel free to sign up for Beta 2 (U.S. mobile phone number is required) or check more details here.
Just after Opera 9.5 Beta 2 release, Avencius.nl decided to test Firefox 3 Beta 5 and Opera 9.5 Beta 2 Memory Usage. Who’ve won this race? I don’t know, you tell me :-)
Opera Dragonfly… The big secret was finally revealed. As it was expected, Opera Dragonfly is developer tools. Firefox had Firebug for a long time so it’s not a big surprise that Opera decided to create something like that as well… As David Storey said: “Opera has been lacking real developer tools far too long”. Alpha version will be released on May 6th, 2008. There aren’t many known details yet, we’re waiting.
It’s been almost half of the year since the Opera 9.5 Beta 1 release. And just today, Opera team released Opera 9.5 Beta 2. Besides bug fixes, new release also brings some improvements and new features. Check the changelog for more info and download it here.