Hands-on with Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta
the HTC Touch Diamond) was released on the market. Later on, a few others came out (HTC Advantage X7510, Samsung OMNIA) but until today, the majority of WM devices were not able to use it officially. Now, that has changed and Opera offers the first Beta for download from its site, allowing everyone to test their product. Well, not exactly everyone since the current version is for Windows Mobile smartphones with touchscreens only. However, a variant for Symbian UIQ phones is also expected in the future.
Talking about YouTube, we must note one of Opera’s biggest drawbacks – it cannot visualize flash videos. In the new version of Safari, available in the iPhone 3G, at least YouTube videos are recognized and are opened in a separate application. We hope that Opera will fix this mistake and add the option to preview any flash object in the browser. However, even after this remark, Opera Mobile 9.5 is an excellent browser and it is definitely worth downloading (link to Opera site) if you have a WM Professional device and care for using mobile Internet.
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Can it be used with non WinMo phones like the Instinct or Dare
2. OscarTheGrouch (unregistered)
I installed it on my Windows Mobile HTC Kaiser II. It works pretty well!
Installed in on my Touch Cruisse and works well. Noticed that he doesn't remember settings like landscape, zoom level (when zoomed in) etc.
slow..but then i have an iphone.
slow if u you use slow phone... no problem with diamond imo
yes and it depends if you use 2g or 3g or wifi (and what wifi)
Installed on my VZW XV6900. This browser is way better than p.i.e. Keep in mind also that this is the first beta release so they will come out with updates and newer versions up until the final product comes out.
9. omegaman888 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Jun 2008)
this browser works really well, even without the flash support... it works really well on my htc 8525 with wm6
i installed it on the samsung i760 with the new windows mobile 6.1 upgrade and Im loving both of them but with the opera u cant use it but for a couple of minutes and a couple of sites and its showing too low on memory!!!!
11. gylman (unregistered)
Pretty slick interface. Ran well on my HX4700 with true VGA hack installed (ozVGA). Did not render some pages well. Certainly an improvement over IE or previous Opera versions.
on xv6900 it works extremely well. much happier than experience with pie. just needs some flash support for youtube. it would be nice if it would link in to my htc stream player for youtube but no luck....yet
13. VZW (unregistered)
This browser is absolutely ridiculous. I have not seen a better browser on a WinMo device ever! However please be aware that if you install this on a Verizon Wireless XV6900 (Touch) and you run it, it WILL turn your text, picture and email alert sounds OFF! You can go back and turn them on but once you load Opera Mobile 9.5 it will set them back to OFF. I tried it on 3 different XV6900's and it is the same with all of them. I am most upset about that and have uninstalled the application and am putting my XV6900 on craigslist.
this is with all phones right now. keep in mind it is a beta. they are working on it. the browser itself is sick. way better than pie.