Opera Mini 4.2 Released

"Opera Software has released the final version of its much-anticipated Opera Mini 4.2 for mobile phones."

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Opera Software has released the final version of its much-anticipated Opera Mini 4.2 for mobile phones. Since the launch of the beta version of Opera Mini 4.2, speed trials have shown that this version gives more than 30% speed improvements for users in the US, due to the addition of a new Opera Mini server park in the United States.
Opera Mini 4.2 on Android

Opera mini 4.2This release also marks Opera Mini’s official availability on the latest version of the Android mobile platform. Opera Mini is now the first Web browser alternative on Android. A technical preview of Opera Mini was previously released for an earlier version of Android in April 2008. Users of Android-powered mobile phones, such as the T-Mobile G1, can now download a beta version of Opera Mini 4.2 and experience a faster and less costly way to browse the full Internet.

“With Opera Mini 4.2, we are showing the world that Opera never gets complacent. We will always be improving our product, adding speed, new functionality and features, and ensuring that it is accessible by all,” says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Our support of the Android platform helps fulfill our mission to be available on more platforms, for more devices and reach more users, anywhere in the world.”

Opera Mini 4.2 adds more language versions and offers added skin selections to personalize the look and feel of the browser. Opera Mini is renowned for its speed, as data is compressed before it is sent to the phone. This helps to keep end-user costs low, since the data delivered is kept to a minimum.

Upon downloading Opera Mini 4.2, mobile phone users will experience:

* More than 90 language versions, including the recently added Amharic, Armenian, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kirghiz, Lingala, Marathi, Malayalam, Mongolian, Oriya, Punjabi, Pashto, Sinhala, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Uzbek, Khmer, Kashmiri, Lao and Turkmen
* Funky new skins for personalizing the look of Opera Mini
* Opera Link support for notes, allowing users to sync their notes between the PC and Opera Mini
* Improved real time streaming protocol (RTSP) handoff. This increases the number of phones with support for mobile video.

The far-reaching popularity of Opera Mini continues to grow month after month. Opera reports that 21 million unique users browsed five billion pages in October 2008 alone, totaling a remarkable 490 percent increase since October 2007. Millions of people have already discovered the power of Opera Mini; it’s time for the rest of the world to enjoy the Web on the small screen.

Opera Mini 4.2 is ready and waiting for download at http://www.opera.com/mini/.

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21-11-2008, 08:41:44

PV5150
ASUS does Mac and produces the Eee Top

Details in the news article

21-11-2008, 08:48:48

Ham
I can see stuff like this dominating the casual user market. Given that it comes at a decent price point.

Perhaps furthering the gap between enthusiasts and average joe user?

21-11-2008, 08:55:59

Hassan
Seems like they competing with Apple. The thought of it just makes me laugh.

21-11-2008, 09:18:00

Jim
Wonder how long it will be until someone turns one of these into a hackintosh :)

21-11-2008, 11:51:16

AydST
will have one on Monday to go with my EEE PC and EEE BOX which tbh I bought both as impulse buys but have used them both constantly, hope the eee top is as good although I'm gutted that the 1603 version isn't about until next April, the 1602 will have to do until then

21-11-2008, 14:09:29

Rastalovich

Wonder how long it will be until someone turns one of these into a hackintosh :)



It's already been done on an Eee, and some other Atom based portable devices.

Looking at the second pic, I already dismiss the cheap white plastic, it makes me cringe. Personal ofc, just don't like it.

M$ license sticker on the rear too, looks like the usual Eee install on the monitor tho.

21-11-2008, 20:35:45

gotmaxpower

Looking at the second pic, I already dismiss the cheap white plastic, it makes me cringe. Personal ofc, just don't like it.



Touché.

In a world that already has an iMac, why settle for something less? :rolleyes:

22-11-2008, 10:07:51

Rastalovich
hehe some1 could step in and say £1000 lol

I wouldnt tho, it's a different world.
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