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    News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    Norwegian outfit will offer a preview of the browser at MWC, but will it ever make it onto the handsets?
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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    It's a nice piece of marketing though

    And if it gets Opera more column inches and get peoples attention then I think it's a great thing.

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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    It's a nice piece of marketing though

    And if it gets Opera more column inches and get peoples attention then I think it's a great thing.
    I agree, and even if (as seems likely) Apple rejects the application, then it will only garner Opera with more publicity and good press, and Apple with bad press.
    Clever stuff, i think, for Opera to do this.

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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    If the iPhone gets pocket opera, all it will need is a good screen and I'll probably buy one.
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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    How come Apple are allowed to have a monopoly on the web browser on the iphone?

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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    How come Apple are allowed to have a monopoly on the web browser on the iphone?
    Because its their device, theyre not as large as Microsoft and noone can find a good enough excuse to investigate them over things.

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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    Because they're not as large as Microsoft
    I think the time is coming soon when apple's "free pass" on such things will be over.
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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    If the iPhone gets pocket opera, all it will need is a good screen and I'll probably buy one.
    I can't say I see the benefits of having Opera over Mobile Safari, really. Safari is fast, standards-compliant and well-integrated with the device. What is Opera going to do significantly better? I realise it can compress images, but most iPhone users pay a fixed rate for data anyway, and I don't really want to look at blocky images on a device that otherwise provides a near-desktop web experience.

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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    Flash plugin?

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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    I use the beta on my Symbian phone and have to say it s MUCH better than what i have tried on the Iphone.. Its just.. smoother?

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    Re: News - Opera to launch browser for iPhone

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattus View Post
    I can't say I see the benefits of having Opera over Mobile Safari, really. Safari is fast, standards-compliant and well-integrated with the device. What is Opera going to do significantly better? I realise it can compress images, but most iPhone users pay a fixed rate for data anyway, and I don't really want to look at blocky images on a device that otherwise provides a near-desktop web experience.
    If you think its 'near desktop'.

    Time for a new desktop.
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