Opera Mini 4 beta
~ 19 June 2007 ~
The new Opera Mini 4 beta is out today. Among a variety of new features, the most notable of these is content zooming — the ability to see an entire web page and zoom in or out (also referred to as adaptive zooming or mini-map navigation, if I’m not mistaken). This makes possible the viewing of full-featured websites as seen much the same from a desktop PC.
Here it is installed on my Sony Ericsson K750i showing nytimes.com:
Alternatively, there’s also video from Opera showing a Nokia model, same site.
It’s obvious the UI isn’t nearly as slick as the iPhone, and it lacks multi-touch input, among other things. But then again, Opera Mini is compatible with dozens of phones and costs a whopping $0. So in 10 days if you find yourself short $500 and time to stand in a lengthy line, consider Opera Mini 4 as
Plan B a great alternative for mobile web browsing.
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