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: As always....
by koffie on Thu 29th Sep 2011 22:49 UTC in reply to "As always...."
koffie
Member since:
2010-05-06

Ah so that's why Opera Mobile is the nr1 mobile brower if you look at the international picture? ;)

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RE[2]: As always....
by FealDorf on Fri 30th Sep 2011 00:45 in reply to "RE: As always...."
FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

I thought the market share was falling? Newer androids don't come with opera bundled either. Don't get me wrong -- I love opera. I use it on desktop, my iPod Touch, my dumb-phone and android. But I don't think the company as a whole is doing a great job in expanding their marketshare

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RE[3]: As always....
by ccraig13 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 14:21 in reply to "RE[2]: As always...."
ccraig13 Member since:
2011-05-31

I love Opera mini on my iPhone 3G. It's the only fast application I have on this dinosaur ;)

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RE[2]: As always....
by galvanash on Fri 30th Sep 2011 01:36 in reply to "RE: As always...."
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Ah so that's why Opera Mobile is the nr1 mobile brower if you look at the international picture? ;)


Opera Mini is the one with significant userbase - and that is because it is a not-completely-useless browser that runs on cheap feature phones that come with completely-useless browsers (or in many cases come with Opera Mini itself)...

Mini is for feature phones, Mobile is for smartphones, and it has a dramatically smaller userbase because most smartphones come with decent browsers.

That is not a knock against Opera or anything, but you are twisting the truth a bit. You make it sound like people are tripping over each other to run Opera because of its worldwide popularity...

Mini is widely used for no other reason than for most phones it runs on it is the only decent browser available. Virtually no one runs Opera on Android or iOS (although it does have a small but significant presence on Windows Mobile 6.1)...

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RE[2]: As always....
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 20:35 in reply to "RE: As always...."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ah so that's why Opera Mobile is the nr1 mobile brower if you look at the international picture? ;)


No, that's why its not the number one mobile browser, if you don't look at the "international picture". The execution of the idea sucks on devices used in top tier mobile devices.

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