Opera has announced that its new Opera Mini 5.1 web browser is now available for Windows Mobile. The web browser is designed to support smartphones with higher resolution screens and accelerometers. With 5.1, the user can set the browser to be the default on WinMo devices.
The availability of the 5.1 browser for WinMo adds another handset to the line of 5.1 compatible devices with the browser already available for Java, Android, and Blackberry smartphones. The browser also promises an improved page layout when surfing the web on a Windows Mobile device.
Among the new features is support for auto rotating phones. The new browser also has advanced configuration support for power users. The server backbone in the new browser version promises to cut mobile data bills by up to 90% by reducing the data transferred to the phone as you surf. You can download the browser right now.
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Does the lure of playing with "the most powerful tablet anyone has ever made" tempt you? How about those dual 14.1-inch touchscreens? (That's a combined might of 28.2-inches! )Kno has received $46m investment, with an end-of-year launch already penciled-in.
After being shown off at the D8 event in June, we were bowled over by the idea of having two capacitive IPS screens, measuring 14.1-inches each. That's a seriously large tablet, but could be the closest thing we see to Microsoft's Courier, which has now been binned.
Running on a Tegra 2 chip with 16GB of storage, we're not quite sure what warrants investor Marc Andreessen's claims that the Linux device will be the "most powerful tablet anyone has ever made" (considering other Tegra 2 tablets exist, such as Toshiba's Folio), but perhaps they're holding a few cards back for now.
It sounds expensive, doesn't it? The company's CEO Osman Rashid claims it'll cost under $1,000, though a tablet's got to be nearer $500 for most to even consider it. Especially students, who the tablet is said to be aimed at. Kno wants to offer college textbooks through an app store, which will allow them to draw on the pages and take notes like a lot of the ereaders nowadays. However, Kno plans to use webkit, so the textbooks can be transferable between the tablet and other devices—smells like a pricey way of pirating schoolbooks to me, however pretty the device may be.