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Opera Mini 5.1 beta for S60 brings copy and paste, native email, and speed

Opera Mini S60This week, Opera let loose a new beta of their latest and greatest proxy-based browser for S60-powered smartphones. Essentially giving any Nokia S60 phone a fast and fairly decent browsing experience, Opera Mini 5.1 beta now supports the platform's native copy and paste feature, and it can call up the native email client. This doesn't sound like a lot, but in usability stakes, the ability to copy and paste or email a link, article, or page directly from the browser is a real boon.

The update also brings with it some tweaks to the back end -- the bit that essentially powers your browsing experience in Mini. Start up, scrolling, and page loading have all seen speed improvements, while font support has been increased and so has the number of Nokia handsets that can run the Mini-marvel. Those bugged by the constant dialog boxes requiring permission to connect to the Web will be pleased to know that Opera's managed to do away with them.

It's currently only available in English, although greater language support is promised as the beta develops. Interested parties can get their Mini-on by visiting the Opera Mini download page on your Nokia S60 device.

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