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New web and mobile browsers from Opera released

opera browsersLooks like this one slipped by our radar, but Opera previewed their new web and mobile browsers this week, as we mentioned earlier this month. Not only are the new browsers out in beta versions, but Opera Mobile shows off the next generation of browsing for Windows Mobile devices.

The biggest feature change in the desktop browser is the new Speed Dial, an integration where users can create nine visual bookmarks for frequently viewed sites, and have them available at any time in any new tab. Speed Dial can be set up by opening a new tab, clicking on a numbered square, 1-9, then using Ctrl + [1-9] to activate the quick Speed Dial link. It's a very handy feature that makes browsing a little quicker and a little more keyboard shortcut friendly.

Opera Windows Mobile Mini has some very handy updates, including searching directly from the address bar, the ability to copy text, a save function for images, and Internet Explorer bookmark importing. How does it compare with the new Deepfish from Microsoft? We would have to say that Deepfish is a little cooler.

Both the Opera 9.2 and the Opera for Windows Mobile beta are available from the Opera website.

[Updated link to Opera Mobile for Windows 8.65]

Tags: beta, browser, browsertips, device, mobile, opera, speed dial, SpeedDial, windows

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