For those of you operating a Windows-mobile powered device, this day promises not to disappoint. For, you see, Opera decided to release the latest version of their eagerly-anticipated (and what seemed to be indefinitely-delayed) mobile Web browser. The beta is a free download but will most likely require the purchase of a registration upon it’s final release. (The last version of Opera Mobile cost about $30…and wasn’t that good. Granted, it was still better than any version of Internet Explorer Mobile but that’s not saying much. This version trumps the last one and I’ll most likely be willing to purchase it to improve the Windows-mobile Web browsing experience any way I can.)
Improvements over the last version (v8.65) include performance enhancements, pan & zoom browsing (remarkable and very iPhone-esque), Web standards compliance and the ability to save Web pages and/or images to your phone.
Try it out and I think you’ll agree that it’s definitely the best Windows-mobile based browser out there…at least until Mozilla officially enters the market.