Opera Mobile 10, Mini 5 Browsers Launched

Leading mobile web browser company Opera Software has moved the Opera Mini 5 and Mobile 10 smartphone browsers out of the beta stage, a week prior to the CTIA mobile phone trade show and conference which will take place in Las Vegas, USA.

According to popular technology blog CNET, the final versions of the mobile phone browsers are somewhat similar to their beta versions apart from the few minor updates including some fixed bugs and the ability to support more than 100 languages.

However, the Opera Mini 5 mobile browser, which runs on handsets supporting Java, will remain in its beta version for the iPhone and Android based smartphones.

Meanwhile, Opera Mobile 10 web browser continues to support Symbian Series 60 phones and Windows based smartphones.

The Opera Mini 5 web browser comes with the trademark speed dial thumbnails and support for tabbed browsing.

The browser is also equipped fast browsing abilities along with a powerful password manager, which is handy for remembering social networking credentials and banking details.

Opera Mobile 10 on the other hand, comes with Opera's legendary bookmark syncing functionalities apart from the enhanced tabbed browsing and password manager functions.

Our Comments

While the Opera Mini 5 comes in the form of an application, Opera Mobile 10 can be downloaded from m.opera.com. Opera will have some serious competition soon and is doing what it can to keep itself abreast of its rivals.

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