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Opera Mini 5.1 beta hits Symbian, and it's a native app

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Opera Mini 5.1 beta hits Symbian, and it's a native app - read the full textWhy would you prefer the trimmed down Opera Mini over the vastly superior Opera Mobile browser is beyond us, but if you do, here comes some good news. The Norwegian company just released the Opera Mini 5.1 and you can take it for a spin right away. Of course you could use Opera Mini 5.1 on...


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  • 2010-11-02 11:37
  • vGUE
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Excellent! Very fast.

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  • 2010-11-02 09:40
  • MVg6

> In reply to dan @ 2010-10-28 14:17 from t7T% - click to readYeah I know about Opera Mobile, I use that as well, but Opera Mini is usually faster and better to use.

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  • 2010-10-29 14:27
  • fthh

works really fast on my 5230.. thnx opera..
btw people like me who have to pay for every single kB, opera mini is truly a life saver
thnx opera again.....

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  • 2010-10-29 14:19
  • uNVD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-28 21:23 from KhsE - click to readUCBrowser does has more features than Opera Mini S60 but its page rendering algorithm is faulty. Many of the static page elements do not appear at all.

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  • 2010-10-29 08:24
  • TL5H

Let me give it a try. Thanx opera

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  • 2010-10-29 07:15
  • fu$1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-28 20:01 from 3NKc - click to readIt seems to be good enough for most of my needs. Just installed it and typing this message on it now. The speed is the best feature. When you have a slug of a phone as the N97, speed is king. As for zooming, I rarely ever want to zoom. It seems that Opera Mini's default zoom level is perfect for my needs almost all the time.

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  • 2010-10-29 04:15
  • 4A$d

> In reply to SandPV @ 2010-10-28 19:43 from TL5H - click to readtry UCbrowser native Symbian it have much option than OperaMini Symbian

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  • 2010-10-28 21:23
  • KhsE

> In reply to Stuntman @ 2010-10-28 18:33 from NGfv - click to readBut Opera Mini is a server-side browser, so does not support dynamic sites - ajax, popup elements (menues for example) etc

and it does not support pure zooming

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  • 2010-10-28 20:01
  • 3NKc

I'll prefer it over Opera Mobile coz Opera Mini compresses pages more than Opera Mobile does so it's faster n it make sense in those places where 3g not available. Using Opera Mobile over EDGE is way too painful. Except it..Opera Mobile automatically stops on my Nokia C5-00. Thanx a lot Opera..!

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  • 2010-10-28 19:57
  • TL5H

Using from 2 hours on my Nokia C5-00. Really nice fonts n smooth scrolling. Starts very fast...checking more of it...

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  • 2010-10-28 19:44
  • TL5H

Yes. I prefer opera mini over opera mobile as mini is less resource hungry unlike opera mobile which is very sluggish on my nokia 6220 classic and gives "memory full" error most of the time. For regular browsing, opera mini is best. Opera mobile is useful only in the circumstances where you rely on javascript.

One more thing, native code is always faster than its java counterpart on any platform. So, Opera Mini 5.1 beta is a definitely YES over Opera Mobile and Opera Mini 5.1 J2ME.

Yes, it has a few bugs right now but soon they will be fixed in future versions.

I think Now GSMArena knows why one would prefer opera mini symbian edition over opera mobile :-)

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  • 2010-10-28 19:43
  • TL5H

"Why would you prefer the trimmed down Opera Mini over the vastly superior Opera Mobile browser is beyond us."

Why?!? I'll tell you why.

Opera Mini is way faster than Opera Mobile, especially when you use the back button to view the previous page.

Opera Mini never gives me out of memory errors on my N97. I do not have to close down Gravity and my email in order to browse.

Opera Mini allows me to change the font size on web pages to make it easier for me to read.

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  • 2010-10-28 18:33
  • NGfv

it works very well much better and pretty fast than previous versions on 5800xm touch screen... even on n79. go for it..its better than default browser

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  • 2010-10-28 16:13
  • vGe1

this one still has the issue where when filling forms, it loads after u enter text and sometimes disappears grrrrrrrrr, wish they fixed that

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  • 2010-10-28 16:04
  • LBHM

Hmmm..! Nice..! Starts really fast. Nice fonts n really smooth scrolling. Using it on my Nokia C5-00 for 20 minutes. Like it..

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  • 2010-10-28 15:46
  • wdQq

> In reply to CorbyLover @ 2010-10-28 13:52 from thge - click to readtry the java version. It may work for your Samsung. Go to with your phone's browser.

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  • 2010-10-28 14:35
  • fu9Y

GOOD NEWS! Between have you ever try Opera Mobile 10.1 beta 1 (not beta 2)? I've never get something like 'out of memory' , and it never crash or close itself unlike the Opera Mobile 10 ("stable version") or the 10.1 beta 2 or the. However my phone modele is not detected getjar mobile with the new native mini. But it's by far far smother than Opera Mini 4 and 5 java version. Just like it was in version 2 and 3. Hahaa. Thank you.

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  • 2010-10-28 14:32
  • fu9Y

> In reply to shiv179 @ 2010-10-28 13:43 from fthh - click to readActually, Symbian for long had its own native Opera mobile app. Opera mobile was even first implemented on Symbian devices.

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  • 2010-10-28 14:17
  • t7T%

is opera mini exclusive to symbian and nokia phones? i want to download it, but my phone is samsung and it is not symbian.. does it work? i want to try it.. thank you...

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  • 2010-10-28 13:52
  • thge

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