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Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta is now available for download

Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta is now available for download

Opera kept its promise of making the first beta of Opera Mobile 9.5 available today. The mobile browser displays full web pages rather than strip down mobile version and seems to be quite responsive and polished web browser, even for a beta version.

Opera claimed the browser is twice faster than Internet Explorer mobile. It features Pan and zoom, better web standards support, AJAX support, and tab browsing. You can download the first beta version here.

More Wii internet tomfoolery – Opera 9.0 pre-installed

More Wii internet tomfoolery – Opera 9.0 pre-installed

Thanks to some lateral thinking on the part of a Wii owner comes the news that much-admired web browser Opera 9.0 is preloaded on Nintendo's latest console.  Apparently the WiiLi.org forum member set up a local DNS server that redirected oss.shop.wii.com to his own webserver, whereupon a simple javascript function displayed the browser's User Agent string.

There's also a video (after the cut) showing how another creative Wii owner circumnavigated the previous hassle of redirecting the console's shopping page to google, by instead getting his wireless router to intercept and forward on any request for the shop to the search engine.

Nintendo DS Opera Browser released in Europe

Nintendo DS Opera Browser released in Europe

In what actually amounts to a short delay compared to many launches, European users of Nintendo's DS now can get their hands on the Opera web browser that Japanese owners have been surfing with since February this year.  £30 (or €40) gets you the much-vaunted browser which can operate in two-modes - either stretching a webpage across both top and bottom displays, or showing the full page on one display and a magnified section on the other. 

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