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Updated: Opera 6.2 for P800

Opera has released an updated to its browser for the P800. Improvements include the ability to zoom in SSR mode, long click functionality (tap and hold to access different functions), and several technical fixes.

Change Log:

Small-Screen Rendering™ (SSR)
Page is reformatted to fit inside screen width, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. Menu/Edit - enable "Fit to page""
Introducing zooming in SSR™ mode
Full screen
To switch between full screen and normal view; click on the browser button, long-click the screen, or pull the jog-dial.

Long-click functionality
In full-screen mode, tap and hold on the screen to open a menu
Tap and hold on an image to save it
Tap and hold on a bookmark displays the page in a new window
Tap and hold within a Frame gives the alternatives: "Maximize frame" or "Open frame in new window"
Tap and hold on a link gives the alternatives: "Open link" or "Open link in new window"

Technical fixes
Fixed problem with scrollbars going under some embedded objects
Optimized redrawing
Fix for wml <card> ontimer problem
Fixed a font problem when zooming a page
Various download fixes
Fixed a bug where target="_blank" opened two new windows
Fixed positioning problems of the long-click menu on frames pages
Fixed bug with rapidly flickering gif animations
Fixed a "power-drain" problem
Added some missing character tables to fix character encoding problems on many sites (Russian/Greek etc.)
Added partial double buffering to be used for transparent animated gifs
Several other bugfixes

Full Press Release
Full Web on Smartphone:
New Opera Version for the Sony Ericsson P800

Oslo, Norway - Sept. 25, 2003 - Opera Software today released Opera 6.2 for Symbian OS for Sony Ericsson P800, offering the thousands of Sony Ericsson P800 users the possibility to further enhance their Web experience. The update is available for free to all phone owners.

The new version provides new features such as furtherrefinements in SSR, particularly in zooming, full-screen mode, introducing improvments in frames and windows handling, a new "save image" feature, as well as numerous bug fixes.

"User reaction to Opera has been fabulous," says Lars Lindstrom, global product manager, Sony Ericsson. "The combination of Opera, the large colour touch-screen and variety of input methods available on the P800 is simply wonderful."

Opera's browser for the P800 has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands since its initial release in February 2003. The phone represented the first commercial breakthrough for Opera's Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) technology, which made the Web useful on small mobile screens for the first time by eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling through page reformatting.

"Opera on the P800 has been a runaway success, showcasing that users want full access to all the contents that's available on the Internet," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Opera continues advancing at a fast pace in the smartphone market, and it's with great pleasure we now
can share some of the advances we've made in development with our thousands of P800 users."

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser technology, partnering with companies such as IBM, Nokia, Sony, Motorola, Macromedia, Adobe, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera, Sharp, Motorola Metroworks, and MontaVista Software. The Opera browser has received international recognition from users, industry experts and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. Opera's browser technology is cross-platform and modular, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, iTV and vertical markets.

Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with development centers in Linköping and Gothenburg, Sweden, and a sales representative in Austin, TX. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.
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