Opera update Mini and Mobile with Sync and Downloads

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Opera continues to improve on the recent first beta release of Opera Mini 5 (Java) and Opera Mobile 10 (native C++) for Symbian OS. Beta two sees numerous bug fixes, and the addition of a Download manager and Opera Link - which allows you to sync your bookmarks and browser settings to other Opera installations on your desktop or second smartphones. Point your phone's browser at m.opera.com/next for the new version.

Both functions add value to the already free to download clients. The download manager provides a nice touch for organising the occasional file. It's a nice option to have but I've never been one for doing web downloads on my phone, but then I have a desk bound computer for heavy lifting like that!

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Opera Link is actually far more useful. One of the 'delights' of reviewing Opera Mobile on multiple smartphones is always typing in the same URL's, especially when you have Opera's quick access pad of nine thumbnailed bookmarks. No more! Just set it up on one phone, run Opera Link to sync it to a central database, and bingo, you can move to another handset and flip the switch in settings to have everything copied over.

A nice touch, that works well.

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You can read the full press release from Opera here, and download the new beta versions from m.opera.com/next.