Opera Mobile 10 Beta Released for S60, Looks ImpressiveFiled Under Nokia 5800 Applications
Opera Mobile which is considered as one of the top browsers available on mobile devices is now finally available on symbian devices. Though still in beta stage, Opera Mobile 10 looks very promising and has the potential of being the best browser on symbian platform.
While Opera Mini has been available for symbian devices since long, the mini was a java based version and not really designed to fully exploit the hardware and software capabilities of symbian devices. The beta version of the symbian application is noticeably faster than Opera Mini 5, the latest java based browser from Opera. Does the beta version of Opera Mobile 10 have what it takes to be the best browser? Hit on the jump button to find out.
At first look the browser looks very similar to the Opera Mini 5 but the speed of browsing is leagues ahead of the former. Tabbed browsing, which we first saw in Opera Mini 5 has got better in Opera Mobile 10 with easier tab management functions. The speed-dial of the Opera desktop and Opera Mini 5 makes a reappearance in in Opera Mobile 10 as well. While we can go at great lengths explaining the different functions of the browser, we realise a demo video by Opera themselves should do more justice to the task:
What we like?
- Faster browsing speeds (Opera claims as much as 50% improvement over the previous version)
- Convenient tab management
- Password management
- Option of saving images
What we don’t like?
- Memory intensive (we got a memory full warning with only 2 apps running in the background, one of them being Opera Mini 10 beta)
- Missing flash support
- Different buttons for zooming in and zoom out
Our friends at Opera have done it again! They have packed some of the most sought after features in their latest mobile browser. While flash support continues to elude mobile browsers from Opera, most of the features of the desktop version of Opera’s browser are now available on their mobile browser. While we did face memory issues, we are guessing these bugs will be fixed when the final version is released. Till then, you may want to get a hands on feel of this latest browser from opera.