Opera Mini V4.1 Beta

I have been playing with the new Opera Mini 4.1 Beta on my Palm T/X. It’s a vast improvement over the Version 3 release and produces less crashing than did the version 4.0 release. It is an interesting ‘display’ of web formating attempting to emulate the iPhone/iPod Safari display. Where unreadable lines might be displayed, there are simple lines drawn. This forming a framework where a sliding window floats around a mock mouse cursor. Using the five way control you can ‘mouse’ over areas of the web layout and ‘click’ and zoom into the selected area of the screen. This is very effective for small scale screens, and could, when they get all the bugs out (it is a Beta) mitigate the advantage Safari currently enjoys. It’s worth a try if you like or need a mobile browser. It’s written in Java, and requires a JVM, in the case of the Palm, if it’s not already installed, you have to lie, cheat and steal to find a copy of WebSphere to operate it. Look Here if you need one.