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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Opera Mini: I love it!

Yeah, I know I know, it's been around for quite some time already. I somehow didn't find the time to install it on any of my phones until now. Now as in 30 minutes ago.







30 minutes of usage so far has compelled me to write this blog entry despite the fact that it is 2:52AM and I really should be in bed.

What can I say? Whatever people have been raving about is true. It's blazingly fast for one and the simple, clean and elegant interface is a pleasure to use.

Here's how the home page looks on an E61i and E90:





You might see less info on the bars above and below the browsing window when compared to S60's default browser, but I prefer the cleaner look.






I love that fact that they give you plenty of space to enter any kind of text.

When you click on the address bar, this is how much space you have to type your web address:




When you reply to a post on some forum, this is what you'll see:





I also like the computer like menu layout. Makes the browser easier to use and much less fussy than S60's default browser. Also the back button simply means back, and not a selection of previous windows. Yes, it may not present as much info as the multiple windows layout, but I much prefer it for it's cleanliness.





For those who have not tried it, I highly recommend it, except for E90 users. I find it doesn't quite work properly on an E90.

Simply go here to get it using your phone's built-in broswer.

Enjoy!



7 comments:

Daniel Goldman said...

From one of the screenshots it looks like you have a wide phone screen. You may find it useful to know that you could rotate Opera Mini and browse in Landscape mode. Simply press the "*" followed by the "#" shortcut keys.

Enjoy browsing with Opera Mini!

Daniel
Opera Software

chickenbackside said...

Thanks for the great tip Dan!

fuigo said...

Do you prefer Opera Mini over Opera Mobile? Why?

chickenbackside said...

fuigo:
I have no doubt that Opera Mobile is better than Opera Mini. It's the full version with full functionality.

The one and only reason why I'm using Opera Mini rather than Opera Mobile is this: IT'S FREE.

Imran said...

Opera Mini is great, renders pages really nicely and has nice animation effects too, small package and free, surprised you came across it so late!

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