Symbian S60 platform gets Opera 8

Posted on Wednesday, July 13 2005 @ 13:36:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Opera today released the mobile version of their new browser, Opera 8 for Symbian S60. The browser is based on the same engine as the newly released and popular Opera 8 for Windows, Linux and Mac. Its improved support for JavaScript and DOM makes it a powerful technology platform for the development of mobile Web applications.

For the end-user, this means more speed and better functionality than ever before, while operators can now offer their subscribers advanced mobile services and an unparalleled mobile Internet experience.

The new version includes a major upgrade in Opera's unique Small-Screen Rendering (SSR), the technology that reformats Web sites to fit the width of mobile screens. Opera 8 for S60 also introduces four-way navigation with fast scrolling for efficient browsing on small screens. Users can now choose between two rendering modes: Quality and Speed. The Quality mode keeps more of the original site color, design and layout than previous versions of SSR; in Speed mode, Web page rendering is more basic but 25 percent faster.

Opera 8 for S60 is available to download here. Users with the previous version, Opera 6.20, will receive a free upgrade.