Alternative Windows Phone 7 Web Browsers? We Need Them

By | August 30, 2011 | 13 Comments

Dear Opera,

Please bring Opera Mobile with Opera Turbo to Windows Phone 7. Seriously, the only reason why I (and probably few other people) haven’t switched to WP7 is because of the lack of web page compression in IE9.

Thank you.

Signed, current and potential WP7 users.

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  • Anonymous

    Who cares, nobody is stupid enough to buy a windows phone 7.

    • Grrblt

      Yeah. I really think he is that stupid.

    • Tiago Sá


  • Crim

    Yes I would love to use Opera on my Omnia 7, I think it’s safe to develop a WP7 versions because of Nokia and Mango…

  • Anonymous

    Everyone, please just use a good mobile OS, with a quality Webkit browser.

    • Rudi Visser

      As soon as one is released I’ll be there!

  • Guest

    Suck you in phone that is, no thank you. 

  • daPhyre

    I have no WP7 and no interest on one, but after knowing now that it doesn’t even has alternative browsers, I want less a WP7

  • Martin Suchan

    WP7 is a great mobile platform – I got HTC HD7 myself including Mango installed, and I like the smoothness of the UI, but missing alternative browser is a big problem. Event IE9 mobile on Mango is pretty slow. Also I hate the thing with no saved form data and web state when using Back button :(

    • Rudi Visser

      I haven’t had any slowness with IE9 on my HD7.

  • IE & Opera FanBoy

    I would be one those who first installs the even Beta in my Windows Phone. Windows Phone is great platform, hopefully these hardware vendor releases that in better hardware.

  • Mikko

    They’ll have to make a new opera browser in C# and silverlight

  • Plazma1

    I love my WP7 Dell Venue Pro. The OS is so stable, unlike Android, and the UI is not an iOS clone. Props to MS on developing this phone, but I too miss the Opera browser. At least I’ve got a truly unlimited data plan with mobilicity.