Opera Mobile Hits 8.65

While we all wait with bated breath for Opera Mobile (opens in new tab) to gather up some of the cool zoom features of Java-based Opera Mini, there's an update for the current version to 8.65 (opens in new tab). New Features? Yep:

Support for Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Pocket PCFlashLite 2.1Text Wrap in Desktop ModeGrab and Scroll (only applicable to Pocket PC)Web search in address barSave imageCopy textSend link as e-mail, SMS, and MMSImport bookmarks from Pocket Internet ExplorerDesktop Mode as default viewing mode

Read: Opera Mobile™ 8.65 for Windows Mobile (opens in new tab)

I'll cop to usually defaulting back to Pocket IE, if only because the rest of the OS seems to want it as the standard browser no matter what I do and it seems like it has less overhead. But the new flash support and the Save Image support are enough for me to give this 30 day trial a shot. Tabbed browsing is, of course, still in there. It's $24 after that.

WC Staff
  • Some refresh my memory. How does Opera Mobile differ from Opera Mini 4?
  • Some refresh my memory. How does Opera Mobile differ from Opera Mini 4?
    Opera Mini 4 needs to run within a Java Runtime Environment - it's basically designed for feature phones instead of smartphones. Opera mobile is generally a bit more full-featured and easy to navigate on a touchscreen and/or WM-Standard device, but the downside is that it lacks the sweet zoom of Opera Mini.
    I know people who prefer Mini on Windows Mobile. I prefer the Mobile version myself.