Well there have been two official announcements from Opera
today about their full featured web browser. Firstly its being included as standard on the new Nokia 6600 smartphone. Plus there is a new version for existing Series 60 devices. This new version is significantly smaller than the old version causing fewer memory problems. It also has several other enhancements. Full press release in comments.
Opera goes mainstream
Opera for 6600 now for all Nokia Series 60 smartphones
Oslo, Norway - October 27, 2003
After having been released on the new Nokia 6600, Opera Software today made available for download a new and improved browser that includes many of the enhancements made in the Nokia 6600 delivery for all other phones that are based on the Series 60 platform: Nokia 3650/7650/N-Gage. Opera 6.1 for Series 60 is much smaller than its predecessor and uses significantly less memory.
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 Symbian 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.
Read the the full changelog for Opera 6.10 for Series 60.
Availability and pricing
Opera is available for free on the new Nokia 6600. For other S60 phones Opera is available immediately for download at www.opera.com.
Users can try the Opera for Series 60 browser for free for a trial period of 14 days. After the trial period users can purchase the browser for Euro 25/USD 29.
Opera for your device
For more information about Opera's SSR technology or to contact Opera Software ASA about including Opera on your device, please see our smartphone pages.
SSR for Web authors
Designers interested in learning more about designing style sheets targeted for handheld devices can visit our page about Web page authoring for Small-Screen Rendering™.
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, MontaVista Software, and AMD. 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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