On Windows Mobile devices Opera Mobile is the best choice Internet Browser in my opinion. HTC teamed up with Opera and bundled Opera Mobile 9.5 with their HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro devices. Opera is nicely integrated with the TouchFLO 3D software. For the larger public Opera already has made Opera Mobile 9.5 beta1 available to the public, and that version would expire today.
“Opera has built its second Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta based on user-generated feedback following its first public release earlier this year,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “In addition to Opera Widgets, this new test version promises to be a smoother ride than the previous version, as we have improved page loading times and increased our focus on end-user productivity.” [ref01]
The feedback from the first beta is put back in the development cycle, and the result is the addition of widgets, which enable one-click access of web content. Furthermore this Opera Mobile 9.5 beta2 is also made available for the Symbian operating system.
“Several Opera Widgets are now pre-installed in the Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta builds, including Twitter, AccuWeather and a Shopping List. Additionally, Opera offers downloadable widgets at widgets.opera.com.” [ref01]
Furthermore the widgets can be interesting for mobile operators to access their own services. According to the::unwired T-Mobile and Opera are working on a widget for the Web ‘n Walk service. Also Opera Mobile profits from the widgets-experience of the desktop version of Opera.
“Opera has kept developer needs at the heart of this Beta release,” said Håkon Wium Lie, Chief Technology Officer, Opera Software. “All great developers need great tools to work with. Opera is an industry leader in making the Web a developer-friendly place by constantly innovating within the confines of Web standards. We will continue to create with developers in mind, as we intend to continue to grow our developer toolkit with each consecutive release.” [ref01]
Therefore Opera is keeping close contact with the developers-community launching several developer-tools as well as organizing a prize-contest. However have a quick click to the download link and get your copy of the beta now !!
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