Today Opera Software made a new and improved version of their Opera web browser available for Nokia mobile phones.Their previous version was only for the Nokia 6600 but this one works on all phones based on the Series 60 platform : Nokia 3650/7650/N-Gage. Opera 6.1 for Series 60 is much smaller and uses less memory than its predecessor. According to them this version uses approx 250 KB less RAM.
Series 60 is built upon Symbian OS, and is Nokia's target platform for
data-centric mobile phones, so-called smartphones. Series 60 phone owners
can enjoy the full, open Internet in a meaningful way for the first time
with Opera's Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) technology that reformats
Websites to fit on small screens.
"It's wonderful to have the opportunity to share with our many users the
progress we've been making in the smartphone space," says Jon S. von
Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Opera 6.1 for Series 60 offers an
unparalleled Internet experience for a mobile device."
Opera 6.1 for Series 60 includes an array of new features and improvements
that all contribute to making Opera even more compelling for surfing from
smartphones. Apart from the smaller size and less memory usage, surfers
can enjoy a new menu interface; improvements in SSR, especially in the
handling of frames and numeric tables; along with several bugfixes.
Opera has also localized the S60 browser for the first time, the version
is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
traditional and Chinese Simplified.
Opera his web browser software is available for free on the Nokia 6600. Other Series 60 phones from Nokia can download it from Opera his website. They can try out a free trial version which only lasts for 14 days. After the trial period it can be bought for 29USD (25EUR)
A full changelog with improvements can be found here, and a link to a free trial download can be found here.
Shortcut keys rearranged
Preference settings improved
Added default access point support
Page/link navigation improved
Modified progress bar
Added support for sending urls and bookmarks as SMS, MMS,
Added "Go to top" shortcut key
Significant size optimization, now uses approx 250 KB
ECMAscript size and performance optimization
Frames now fully supported in Small-Screen Rendering™
Significant improvement in rendering of numeric tables
Improved support for CSS media properties (media
Chinese pages fully supported
Added proxy support
Improved support for WML
Considerable number of bug fixes and minor improvements
A number of adjustments to Small-Screen Rendering
Localized to English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
Traditional, Chinese Simplified