Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta Released for Windows Mobile Devices

 
Opera Mobile 9.7 beta is now available "to accelerate the mobile browsing experience for Windows Mobile-based phones. Speed is at the heart of this beta release due to the addition of Opera’s recently launched technology for faster surfing, Opera Turbo. Opera has also included its newly upgraded browser engine, called Opera Presto 2.2, for faster page loads and better overall performance. With the added bonus of Opera Widgets, Opera Mobile 9.7 gets you the Web content you want in fewer clicks and less time."
Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta Known Issues:
Browser –
  • Opera Turbo in Opera Mobile is still a preview-feature;
Downloads don’t work while Opera Turbo is enabled.
 
Some settings (such as toggle on/off images) do not apply when Opera Turbo is enabled.
  • On older WM 5.0 Devices with 480×800 resolution, switching between portrait and landscape may cause display errors. This is due to lack of support for this resolution in early versions of Microsoft’s driver.
  • Some input method editors are known not to work well with Opera because they do not comply with Microsoft’s SIP and/or IME standard. When such an editor is detected by Opera, Opera will use a known (default) input method instead.  An exception is EzInput v1.5, where the phone keypad and compact QUERTY, ABC mode doesn’t work, but the rest of the modes work fine. We recommend upgrading to EzInput v2.0 to avoid this.
  • Only support for FlashLite 3.x. No Flash plugin included.
 
Widget manager add-on –
 
    • The Widget manager is an add-on to the browser, so the browser must be installed in order for the widget manager to work.
    • We recommend disabling Opera Turbo in the browser when using the widget manager.
    • Rotating widgets does not work properly. Portrait mode should be used when running widgets.
    • Widgets + Plugins (Flash & Gears) don’t work.
    • Clicking internal links in a widget will launch the browser.
    • Twitter widget might have login problems on first run. If this happens, just close the Twitter widget (X) and open it again.
 
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About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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