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xErath
01-29-2006, 04:23 PM
Just like the title says :D
http://www.opera-mini.com/
Some quick features:
- it's about 100k of java binary thus being compatible with nearly any java enabled mobile phone.
- uses a single server-client connection, therefore reducing latency to an extreme
- the server(above) is hosted by Opera, which stores your history, cookies, cache whatever
- the same server is the one that fetches webpages and all associated content (has larger bandwidth duh! ;) ) , renders the page to fit your mobile's screen using Opera's ERA technology (http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2004/11/23/index.dml) (no horizontal scrollbars), compresses (with gzip) the final product and ships it to your mobile, in that same single server-client connection
- disadvantages: well you have to download it to your mobile - see the site for instructions
- advantages: works on nearly any mobile with java, reduces traffic a lot (those gprs bills will lose weight), and its networking is much more faster than any average mobile browser. It support all major web standards that Opera for desktop supports: HTML 4.01, XHTML1.0, CSS2.1, SVG tiny, ECMAScript, DOM2 ...
- and IT'S FREE :eek:

And for the Opera addicted: there's a tech preview of Opera 9, which you can try - remember though it's only a test release therefore unstable and buggy.
http://snapshot.opera.com/