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Opera Mini fans throw a party! The looonnnngg awaited quinquel is on it’s way. Right now it’s available in beta and you can go get that sucker from htt://m.opera.com/next on your phone. What’s it packing? What improvements does it flaunt in the face of Pocket Internet Explorer? Well for starters it boasts tabbed browsing, a password manager, touch and keypad support, search within webpages and up to 90% compression! So what are you waiting for? Be the Next to get Opera Mini 5
Opera just released the newest version of their mobile browser for download on Windows Mobile devices. Speed is the focus of this beta, it uses Opera Turbo to load pages faster. Also included is Opera Presto, which makes web pages display up to 25% faster. Opera Widgets enables you to access your favorite services, like Twitter and Google translate, with just one click.
Here is a list of the know issues:
As of this morning the newer beta of SkyFire arrived with many enhancements:
- Multi-Line Text Entry (2,000 character limit) (Good!)
- Auto-complete text entry (YAY!)
- Paste into URL or search (Life has just gotten easier)
- Ability to delete bookmarks (Thank you)
- Multiple zoom modes for touch screen phones
- Double Tap to Zoom In and Zoom Out (not important to us Non-Touchscreeners)
- Support for custom virtual keyboards (again non touchscreen)
- Web Search Shortcut in softkey menu (Thank you again)
- Access to the Windows Mobile Taskbar in softkey menu (Easyiness)
- Persistent Settings for SMartfit, Mute and Zoom Size (Good!)
- Support for 12-key and 1/2 QWERTY devices
- Password Masking (for those curious eyes)
- Backlight usage based on system settings
- Ok button sends SkyFire to the Background (Great!)
- Additional sites listed on the Featured:Info and Media tabs
For those of you with an existing beta copy it will stop working on May 7th.To update, simply fire up SkyFire > Click the Upgrade Now link and an SMS will be sent to your phone with a download link. You will need to use the original email you signed up with. If you aren’t on the beta, sorry. If you signed up already stay patient as they open up to more users all the time.
If you want to sign up for the SkyFire beta visit Skyfire.com. The download is 466KB and the installed size is 1385KB.
Ever since the Exclusive Video on Skyfire I have received numerous emails asking how to get Skyfire. Skyfire is in private beta right now, so the options on getting it are limited. Skyfire operates both on your device and on the Skyfire servers and that is one reason why it works so well, distributed browsing.
Two ways to get Skyfire:
- Go to the Sign Up page, enter your information and wait. Hopefully the queue won’t be long and you will be added to the user list and be able to download and use Skyfire.
- Wait for the final release, because of the beta status of it there are a few options that don’t work. I’m sure you want a working copy right?
If you do happen to have a friend that emails you the .cab file. It won’t work. Skyfire requires your cell number and some other registration details so the server can appropriately handle the connection between the web and your phone.
Skyfire is a great browser and worth the wait. So be patient it is coming…
I have been lucky enough to be included in the closed beta of the new Skyfire Browser. Before I opened the newly installed browser on my windows mobile standard smartphone, I honestly didn’t think it would be as cool as it turns out to be. Watch the video below to learn more:
EDIT note: This video is also available on YouTube