CTIA 2010: Live Report
We've managed to get a first hand look at the Opera Mini web browser that's been in development for the iPhone. Surprisingly, we were impressed at its performance during our hands-on demonstration at CTIA 2010. The biggest thing that stood out was how quickly our web site loaded on the device – which was obviously running on EDGE speeds as opposed to 3G. Scrolling through a web page looked extremely sensitive – meaning that the slightest movement or flick would make the site scroll in the specific direction very quickly. Text is automatically fitted to the width of the screen to allow easier reading; although the zoomed out view just make text garbled looking. There are also some other enhancements to make it stand out over some other apps like the automatic syncing of your settings and ability to search for a specific word within a page; something that's not offered on mobile Safari. Additionally, you've got all your common features like copying text and opening up multiple web pages – all are saved when you exit out of the app. Besides that, its overall impressive performance goes to show how useful the web browser can be on the smartphone. Opera has been in the game of providing the best web browser experience on mobile handsets, but their latest efforts with their iPhone app still showcases their ability in continuing to be a leader in this market. As much as everyone wishes to try out this app right now, we'll have to wait until it clears Apple's approval process before anyone can check it out.
1. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)
Come on please say something about the Supersonic!!
4. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)
i agree with camjurgz! Today was supposed to be the release day for the nexus one for verizon! damn they are lagging. whats up with that?
5. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
Haven't you seen all the problems with the nexus one??? You should get something else like he drips eris or something. Verizon might not announce (or later, launch) the nexus one if it's still plagued with problems that google and htc apparently overlooked when designing or building this. nd I think the HTC desire would be better.
6. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
I feel bad for T-Mobile. They show up with a. Simple HSDPA+ netbook or whatever. The HD2 launches today, and I wonder how many people are going to regret buying it when windows phone 7 or whatever comes out or when they see what andriod and win-mo devices are better. But for now, the HD2 has it's day in glory. I wonder how many people in my city are driving or walking to t-mobile stores today to get this phone, regardless of the fact that there's a foot of snow on the ground in places and cold as hell. BIG SNOWSTORM.
7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2213; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
This is just sad. 5 new things for AT&T, 3 for Sprint, and Verizon ties with a prepaid for new things coming out. It's starting to feel like years ago when Verizon had half as many handsets as it's competitors. I just read an article talking about why there was no announcement about either the Nexus1 or the Incredible at CITA, and most of the people leaving comments were fed up with how Verizon is so sercretive about what's coming out. If it were really a case of not doing it because their competitors would try to beat them to the punch on their upcoming offerings, then why aren't AT&T and Sprint also being so hush hush. Then to top it all off, when whatever they're keeping under wraps finally comes out, it usually falls flat. Maybe if they got some input from their customers on what they want, Verizon would be able to sell more units and keep them from defecting to their competition. Verizon, this isn't the Manhattan Project, it's cell phones! I'm only ticked because I'm about a month away from my NE2 and I don't want to go down the same road of renewing and then 31 days later they come out with something that is better suited to me. Let's not start to have phone releases end up like the Android 2.1 update. Maybe I'll hold off on getting that smartphone. (Steps off the soap box to go have a beer)
8. rtyecript (unregistered)
I really liked the article, and the very cool blog