- September 17, 2009 at 1:30 am #2032
The next-gen Opera Mini, version 5, has been released. Note that at this time the product is still labeled beta, but you will be able to try out some awesome new features such as tabbed browsing, speed dial, and password manager! The password manager, while saving lots of time by storing your credentials, has me a bit worried – what if I lose my phone?To try Opera Mini 5 beta, simply visit the address m.opera.com/next, using your phone’s default Web browser or download to your computer. And it is completely free.
On my HTC TyTN II, the m.opera.com site detected it as a P4550 in Pocket Internet Explorer but I had no problems installing it through my Java midlet manager. The new speed dial looks useful and the general interface has been upgraded and looks slick. It did not import my bookmarks from Mini 4.2 though, so I’ll need to manually copy over my ‘text-friendly’ bookmarks, but all in all I think version 5 will become my default browser.
Further Reading: Opera MiniSeptember 17, 2009 at 2:19 am #2033
Operamini5 looks very slick! The page scroll flows almost as smooth as Opera Mobile now.
The Pop up keyboard is a very nice feature. It appears that you can input text directly onto the webpage you are using rather then opening up to another text screen.
Also having trouble bringing my bookmarks over. I have all my bookmarks synchronised on Opera Link. Opera Link should be a feature on Operamini5, but I can not find it. Perhaps is on certain platforms only? I will try it on the Symbian platform and see.
Operamini5 detected my Pro2 as a Pro/T7272/Tytn III and said that the program may not work, but seems to be running just fine.
A nice feature on the the 4.2 version is that I could bring over my RSS feeds as well. Hope I can work out how to do this with version 5.September 17, 2009 at 3:37 am #2034Downloads, feeds and Opera Link are all disabled in the Beta while we polish the implementation
It seems that the synchronisation support has not yet been implemented in this beta version.
What I have done to get around it is I have put my online Opera Link page into the shortcuts start page.
It appears I won’t be able to get my RSS feeds for now, but it is a click away on OperaMini 4.2.
More info at the Opera ForumsSeptember 17, 2009 at 3:48 am #2035
My hardware keyboard does not work in landscape. It keeps repeating letters after I have depressed the buttonSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:21 am #2036
My one gripe so far.. the arrow keys don’t work! Yes, I know in this age of iPhones and large touch screens everyone’s using the finger flicking gestures… but c’mon, in 4.2 I loved using left and right to do page up/down. Why would they take it out? Maybe my phone’s too old and it’s just not working.
I hope it’ll be fixed in the final version…September 17, 2009 at 10:22 am #2037jawis wrote:The Pop up keyboard is a very nice feature. It appears that you can input text directly onto the webpage you are using rather then opening up to another text screen.
Agreed, the keys are nice and big – beats the default WM6 keyboard!
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