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Opera Mini boasts one million iPhone downloads in a single day

Friday, April 16, 2010 2:08 1 Comment

Opera has confirmed that its Mini iPhone browser was downloaded more than one million times during the first day of its availability. Unsurprisingly, Opera Mini is currently the number one iPhone app in the 22 featured Apple App Stores, as of 8 a.m. CET on Thursday, April 15, 2010. As TG Daily previously reported, the company submitted its browser to Apple on March 23, following the unveiling of Opera on iPhone during the Mobile World Congress, CTIA and SXSW. Initial Mini previews were met with positive reviews, with the browser offering a significant speed increase (especially on congested networks) via advanced Web-page compression techniques to keep roaming and pay-per-MB cost

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Opera more than doubles download numbers in Europe after Choice Screen introduction

Friday, March 19, 2010 8:24 No Comments

Opera says it’s more than doubled its browser downloads following Microsoft’s forced introduction of the Choice Screen in Europe. Late last year, Microsoft struck a deal with European anti-trust regulators under which it would add a pop-up screen listing alternatives to its own Explorer browser, and including links to their installation pages. Since the screen was introduced, says Opera, more than half the European downloads of the latest version, Opera 10.50, come directly from the Choice Screen. “This confirms that when users are given a real choice on how they choose the most important piece of software on their computer, the browser, they will try out alternat

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Opera Mini native version for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 phones.

Friday, March 5, 2010 2:24 No Comments

Opera Software today rolled out a native version of Opera Mini 5 beta for Windows Mobile 5- and 6-based handsets. The beta version provides integration of Opera Mini with the Windows Mobile platform. “Opera is able to deliver an optimized version of the popular Opera Mini browser that dramatically improves performance and the overall user experience,’’ a company press release said. The Opera Mini will work on any Windows Mobile phone, as it does not requires Java. The Opera Mini 5 beta for Windows Mobile includes the same rich feature set as the Java-based version, the company said. Such features as tabbed browsing, password manager, bookmarks and Speed Dial, are built-in. One of Oper

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Opera says its browser is the “The fastest browser on Earth” Opera 10.50 Web browser

Thursday, March 4, 2010 8:09 No Comments

Opera Software has launched version 10.50 of its web browser – which it claims is the world’s “fastest” for Windows-based systems. The latest iteration of the browser also includes a redesigned GUI, along with a feature known as “private browsing” which attempts to hide all traces of visited sites. “Opera 10.50 is the fastest browser in almost all speed tests. But, more important than any speed test is the real-world speed during use. We designed Opera 10.50 to be easy to use, while making our unique features stand out, so you can get more out of the Web,” explained Opera CEO Lars Boilesen. “Under the hood, we introduced a new JavaScri

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