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Opera has just released a new version of mobile browser, Opera Mini 5 Beta.

It's a total new interfaces that works as handy as the desktop version of browser. The browser works ideally on touchscreen devices such as Nokia 5800 XPM, N97 & N97 mini and also keypad-ed phone.

The Opera Mini has added a few quite practical features that I would say, such as speed dial, password manager, tabbed browser, power kinetic scrolling and option click (second click/right like mouse pointer)

Captured some screen snaps of Opera Mini 5 Beta.


Speed Dial - Speed dial works like a set of visual bookmarks of your favourite Web pages and can be access in with a single click. It's just like what IE 8 & Google Chrome has. Ergonomic mini QWERTY keyboard added for keys input. Auto complete URL also available for ease typing.



Tabbed Browser - With Opera Mini, you can have few Web pages loaded at the same time without interrupt one session to start another and the pages can be tabbed easily from one to another.

It displays the overview of page and suggests where to begin your reading before zoom in by double click. Kinetic scrolling and intelligent zooming made page reading easily and fast. Opera Mini are capable to detects Web page designed for mobile view and display optimally. It does support landscape & portrait display.

Highlight, Copy, Paste & Search are another interesting features that not to miss in a Web browser.


Password Manager - There's no more hassle to key in usernames and passwords over again when it can save your credentials.

Although it's a java mobile browser, it does able to give a superior web experience on a mobile device.

Pros: Fast and user friendly interface, awesome power kinetic scrolling, application launching seem way faster compare with older version.

Cons: Does not support video playback eg; Youtube and flash.

Download you Opera Mini 5 Beta now or visit http://m.opera.com/next with your mobile browser.

6 comments

override182 said... @ September 17, 2009 at 11:32 AM

freakin awesome copy paste function!!!!

ive just noticed.. the only thing that is on kinetics in default was the build in 5800 web browser.. but.. the downside of it.. surely is a hell of a scroll if u want to go to the end of a page especially on damn longgggg web pages

Joshua said... @ September 17, 2009 at 11:41 AM

override182 - FYI, the default browser of 5800XPM doesn't have kinetic scrolling. That's the advance of kinetic scrolling for long page view.

¢ħуαη 【♂】 said... @ September 17, 2009 at 4:04 PM

The keypads looks wicked, cool kinetic scrolling effect but too bad, no flash support. I hope the next versions enabled it.

Overall, it's all eye candy and completely functional. I like it.

Joshua said... @ September 17, 2009 at 5:21 PM

chyan - Java application is quite limited. Hope for better support of javascript and flash on coming update. Cheers!

override182 said... @ September 17, 2009 at 11:06 PM

lol.. i tot that was a kinetic like scrolling as u just slide the page without sliding the navigation button on the sides

Joshua said... @ September 18, 2009 at 1:02 AM

override182 - Kinetic scrolling is like u when scroll, it will roll by itself. Nice interface.

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