Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 14th May 2008 07:32 UTC
Opera Software Opera Software announced the availability of Opera Mini 4.1 for cellphones, which introduces the following new features: Opera Mini 4.1 is up to 50% faster than Opera Mini 4.0. The new Opera Mini will automatically suggest URL completions, making address input easy and intuitive. Web pages can be saved for later off-line viewing (newer Java implementation required). Opera Mini 4.1 gives you quick access to the word or phrase you want in Web pages. Images, ringtones and other content can be downloaded without leaving Opera Mini. You can test Opera Mini 4.1 from within your browser too (if you scroll all the way down on the mobile page of OSNews you can select between our desktop and mobile version).
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Very nice...
by HangLoose on Wed 14th May 2008 08:37 UTC
HangLoose
Member since:
2007-09-03

Its far far better than the browser that I have for nokia e61i and also faster... One think that I miss is the pointer instead of "jumping-to-links-function"

Its nice the way that contents are presented in the front of the browser page and the google search.

And the sync opera is a very nice feature.

As a Firefox user I expect Mozilla to release their Mobile version ASAP.

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RE: Very nice...
by xfranky on Wed 14th May 2008 09:49 UTC in reply to "Very nice..."
xfranky Member since:
2006-09-19

The effort for a mobile gecko-based browser is going on:
http://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile#Fennec
...but it won't be Java-based so the potential user-base will be much smaller; Opera Mini OTOH runs even on quite old JME implementations, like the one on my dear old Nokia 6230 or the one in most WindowsMobile2003-based devices, which are still quite used.

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View pages in Landscape mode
by yanik on Wed 14th May 2008 14:54 UTC
yanik
Member since:
2005-07-13

sounds cool, too bad my blackberry is not supported.

** Sorry, this feature is yet not supported on BlackBerry and some other devices.

Reply Score: 2

Definitely improved
by bousozoku on Wed 14th May 2008 15:37 UTC
bousozoku
Member since:
2006-01-23

I'm usually a bit negative about this browser because the magnification gets in the way, at least, on my 320x240 display. Version 4.1 seems to end up with fewer of those pages being zoomed out, which is a plus for me.

Landscape mode is great and the ability to synchronise bookmarks was already good in version 4. Besides, it knows how to dial phone numbers, something the phone's own browser doesn't.

They mentioned that they've upgraded their servers that do the transformations, so that the experience is quicker and that can't be a bad thing, either.

Reply Score: 2

No brew suppport
by TaterSalad on Wed 14th May 2008 21:18 UTC
TaterSalad
Member since:
2005-07-06

And it still doesn't run on BREW ;) Its times like these I really hate being a verizon customer.

Reply Score: 3

RE: No brew suppport
by jasutton on Thu 15th May 2008 22:05 UTC in reply to "No brew suppport"
jasutton Member since:
2006-03-28

I'm with you. I generally don't care for using my phone for much more than having a phone conversation with someone, but when I showed my brother the demo, he wanted it, and I quickly found out (again) what a crappy company Verizon can be. :|

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Great mobile browser
by stabbyjones on Wed 14th May 2008 22:26 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

beats any internal phone browser hands down.

My biggest complaint is not being able to use t9 text in some areas and being able to choose in others.
This may be my sony w880i causing the problems though.

4.1 has added things i really wanted so go opera team you make awesome browsers!

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Excellent
by invisik on Wed 14th May 2008 23:19 UTC
invisik
Member since:
2006-08-03

Runs circles around the Blackberry browser on my Curve. Would be nice to change the browser user agent ID.

Thanks, Opera!

-m

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new life to 8310
by wayne2626 on Mon 19th May 2008 06:32 UTC
wayne2626
Member since:
2008-05-19

I have a blackberry curve 8310 with at&t and the browser that came with it are useless, opera mini 4.1 has brought new life to it thank you opera.

Reply Score: 1