Opera Mobile 10 available in beta

Opera Software has announced the public availability of Opera Mobile 10 for the Windows Mobile platform. According to Opera, "this version for the Windows phones will elevate mobile browsing to a desktop-like experience, helping people to search, socialize and stay connected while on the go." And, really, who doesn't want that?

Some of the Opera Mobile 10 highlights include:

  • Speed dial feature that serves as a table of contents for your Web
  • Tabbed Browsing
  • Improved Password Management
  • Touchscreen or keypad navigation compatible

The Beta version is available as a free download at Opera's website (opens in new tab) or point your mobile browser to m.opera.com/mobile (opens in new tab) to download the cab file directly to your Windows phone. We'll take the Beta version out for a test drive and we'll have a review up soon.

If you curious, follow the break for the full press release from Opera Software and a few more screenshots.




Opera to the rescue: Opera Mobile 10 now available for Windows Mobile


Oslo, Norway – November 18, 2009 - Opera Mobile 10 beta for Windows Mobile

phones is now available for immediate download on a smartphone near you.

This version for Windows Mobile users elevates mobile browsing to a

desktop-like experience, helping people to search, socialize and stay

connected while on-the-go.

The Opera Mobile 10 beta for Windows Mobile looks and feels similar to the

Opera 10 desktop browser and Opera Mini 5 beta. Opera is creating more

cohesion between its products by introducing a unified look across many of

its platforms. Opera maintains its powerful arsenal of features in this

beta, including Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, a password manager and its

super, server-side compressor, Opera Turbo.

“We are unifying our products, so that users get the same experience, no

matter the device or which particular Opera browser they are using,” said

Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “With Opera Mobile 10, we are

raising the expectations of how a a mobile browser should perform. Today,

users require a browser as powerful as the Web, one that can handle their

daily tasks as well as their computers. That’s Opera.”

10 ways that Opera Mobile 10 works for you:

1. Intuitive new interface – Opera has thrown out the clutter and is

keeping it simple in terms of aesthetics. Less is more when it comes to

mobile browsing.

2. Speed Dial – Speed Dial serves as your personal table of contents for

the Web. Your favorite sites welcome you upon launching Opera, and in one

click, you are there.

3. Tabbed browsing – Open new links in multiple tabs to bounce between

sites easily.

4. Password manager – Save those annoying passwords with Opera’s password

manager, or if you are feeling vulnerable, simply and swiftly delete all.

5. Touchscreen or keypad navigation – Whether your Windows Mobile

smartphone is touchscreen or keypad-based, Opera Mobile 10 beta is

customized for your navigation style.

6. Save images – Select and save your friends’ Facebook pictures to your

phone for offline viewing later.

7. Opera Turbo – Offload your page rendering to one of Opera’s servers,

and reduce your data costs.

8. Advanced compatibility - Since Opera Mobile 10 beta is based on Opera’s

browser for desktop computers, it maintains advanced Web-site

compatibility and ensures that nearly any site is accessible from a mobile


9. Smooth surfing – Pan, zoom and smoothly scroll your way through the Web.

10. It is free! – Opera Mobile 10 beta for Windows Mobile is available as

a free download at https://www.opera.com/mobile (opens in new tab) or m.opera.com/mobile/

(for phone download).

About Opera Software ASA

Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and

other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform Web browser technology is

renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while

giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera

Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world.

The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol

OPERA. Learn more about Opera at https://www.opera.com/ (opens in new tab).

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  • Pretty slick interface. But I don't see a simple way to import my previous Opera bookmarks. Hopefully I'm just missing something.
  • Opera Mobile 10 Beta automatically imported all my bookmarks from 9.5/9.7
  • It imported just fine for me on my Treo 800w as well. Maybe the other users are wondering why it isn't showing up as one of the "speed dial" icons? Try clicking on the little wrench in the bottom right hand side of the screen, then click bookmarks, and you should find them there if that's the case. It could have also been because I didn't uninstall 9.7b before installing 10b. Of course, I realized afterwards that the Opera installer doesn't automatically uninstall old versions of the software before installing the updates so they may both be using the same bookmark file and it wasn't a true blue import.
  • No Zoombar support on my Touch Pro 2, but I guess that was to be expected. Also likes to pop up the soft-keyboard in landscape mode --- but the second I touch the hardware keyboard it pops the soft-keyboard right back down. Nice touch.
  • Is there a way to force it to import bookmarks from 9.5/9.7? It did not do it automatically for me.
  • doesn't work on "Smartphones". :(
    it requires only touchscreen devices :(
    Opera haven't updated mobile version on "Smartphone" since 8.65 :(
    They never released 9.5 or 9.7 for Smartphones :(
  • does not allow to zoom in on the m.nhl.com website. Otherwise, pretty slick interface.