Opera Mobile 9.5 beta for UIQ 3 goes official
October 21, 2008 by Asri al-Baker
After months of speculation, Opera finally announced the immediate availability of Opera Mobile version 9.5 beta 1 for UIQ 3 smartphones which also includes Opera Widget. This is one of the most anticipated release in the UIQ 3 scene after Opera 9.5 was shown running on a Sony Ericsson P1i in last years’ Symbian Smartphone Show. Get it from Opera Mobile download page. Screens and more infos after the break.
Known issues :
- The browser sets a new system-wide home-page, which cannot be opened by the embedded Internet browser (Opera 8.65).
- Cursor is not shown when HTML edit fields are partially out of screen. No support for landscape screen mode due to a number of system issues with the OpenGL graphical engine.
- Browser plug-ins are disabled by default due to non-existent or incomplete system support for Flash content. They can be enabled by the user for experimental purposes only, via More > Tools > Change settings > Advanced > Allow plug-ins.
- The continuous browser usage experience might be affected by the amount of available phone RAM memory.
The Symbian UIQ browser is the latest and greatest UIQ build. It can only be installed on SonyEricsson P1, W960, G700 and G900. First generation UIQ 3 smartphones (P990, M600, W950) with limited memory are not advisable.
More information from the official website.
* Thanks to Ares of the UIQBlog for the heads-up!