Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 20:19 UTC
Internet & Networking Other than the low price (only $199?!) and the fact that Google is getting absolutely nothing out of Amazon's use of Android, I couldn't really bring myself to caring too much about the Kindle Fire (Apple and/or Microsoft patent lawsuit in 3... 2... 1), but there is one aspect that intrigued me - Amazon's beefing up of what at its core is Opera Mini.
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RE[2]: As always....
by FealDorf on Fri 30th Sep 2011 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE: As always...."
FealDorf
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Well, then I must say I chose the wrong word there.

I use opera mini on my ipod touch at home even when I have it connected to my WiFi; so I know how useful it gets. Even on snappy networks it can get snappier -- the execution I'm talking about is the polish and marketting, rather. Take speed dial of opera vs chrome; or browser sync, or pretty much any awesome concept that has me stuck using it. It works, but it lacks polish until a competitor picks it up.

As for marketshare -- the "completely different devices" -- that's my primary issue. It feels like people are content with it being the niche browser. All markets will slowly migrate to smartphones (I live in india, so I can fairly say I have some idea) and I rarely see people use opera mini on their 'droids.

Edited 2011-09-30 00:52 UTC

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