Thursday's News Bits
- Opera was more popular than Safari in May. Well, we should point out that Opera Mobile and Opera Mini teamed up to achieve the feat. According to the web analytics from Stat Counter, 24.6% of the web pages have been downloaded with Opera browsers, while “only” 22.3% using Safari. It also might be interesting to know that Nokia’s mobile browser came out third with 17.9%.
- Verizon is to launch the Motorola Rival and the Casio Exilim soon, according to a leaked rebate sheet. Both handsets are expected to ship on June 10. The document also includes the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230, which has been released today by the carrier.
Motorola Rival Preliminary Specifications
Casio Exilim C721 Preliminary Specifications
- Samsung Blade will be a new Vodafone-exclusive handset. It will feature an AMOLED touch-sensitive screen and 5-megapixel camera. Expect it to become available on June 18.
- Bell is to offer the BlackBerry Tour; BGR has posted images of some promo materials, showing the Tour and its spec list. Unfortunately, there is no information about when exactly the handset will be released.
BlackBerry Tour Preliminary Specifications