Opera 8 Beta features voice browsing and RSS support

Posted on Friday, Dec 24 2004 @ 17:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Opera's latest browser release (Opera 8 Beta) features some new things like speech recognition and support for RSS:
While the next release had been on track to be Version 7.60, the Oslo, Norway, company announced a change in plans. It is retooling the version to be more than an update, which will include a yet-to-be-determined name, said Jon von Tetzchner, Opera's chief executive officer.

"We were preparing for the 7.60 release, but as work progressed and we kept adding improvements and functionality, it became very evident that we now have a browser that is so powerful, secure and easy to use that it exceeds the next logical version number and warrants a major release," von Tetzchner said in a statement.
More info at eWeek


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