Opera releases Windows Mobile browser

Jun 30 2005 - 08:30 PM ET | Data, Smartphone
winmobile.pngOpera today released a version of its popular web browser for Windows Mobile. Opera for Mobile is the preferred browser by most Symbian users, but until today wasn't available on Windows Mobile. bq. "Originally, we had not planned to make Opera available on the Windows Mobile platform, but users kept asking for it because they were disappointed with the far from satisfactory performance of the browser that came shipped on their devices," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software Windows Mobile devices ship with a pocket version of Internet Explorer. Opera for Mobile uses a technology called Small Screen Rendering that cuts out the need for horizontal scrolling--making pages longer instead of wider. Opera for Mobile costs $29.