Earlier, it was reported that Opera would be bringing their mobile browser to Windows Phone 7. We have now received word that Opera Mobile is not heading to our Windows Phones. While there was a glimmer of hope that the press release from Opera Mobile contained a typo when it read,
We have received confirmation from Opera that this wasn't a typo and the company was referring to Windows 7 (the desktop OS). The reasoning, there are a few tablets out there running Windows 7, technically are mobile, and will be receiving the new Opera mobile browser in the near future. Quoting Falguni Bhuta from Opera,
It wasn't that big a stretch to think that Opera is referring to mobile operating systems when they discuss their mobile browsers. Right? I guess Windows Phone 7's loss is Windows 7 gain.
Thanks goes out to DavidK for tipping us on this!
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.