Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android Smartphone Challenges WP7 IE, iPhone Safari

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Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android Smartphone Challenges WP7 IE, iPhone Safari

by Cameron Sturdevant

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Opera Mobile

The Opera Mobile 10.1 beta jumps the upstart browser onto the Android platform.

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Tabbed Browsing

Tabbed browsing made it easy for me to switch between browser windows.

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Speed Dial

Opera Speed Dial enabled me to have single click access to my favorite web sites.

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Long-click

Using a "press and hold" action, I was able to manipulate browser pages.

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Remember Passwords

Opera Mobile can remember passwords, although this ability on a mobile device makes it very easy for users to expose and then lose control of personal data if the phone is lost or stolen.

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Opera Link

I was able use Opera Link to synchronize settings between my desktop Opera instance and that of my Opera Mobile install, including bookmarks and speed dial.

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Bookmarks

Although not unusual in a phone browser, Opera Mobile has a bookmark system that made it easy to add and organize Websites.

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History

Opera Mobile takes a no-nonsense approach to displaying browsing history.

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