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Opera Mobile 10.1 for Symbian is available and faster than ever

Opera Mobile 10.1 for SymbianOpera Mobile 10.1 for Symbian has become available yesterday. After a period of public beta testing, the Norwegian browser has become faster than ever -- and is, right now, possibly the fastest browser available for Symbian.

Making its debut in the stable 10.1 version is a just-in-time compiler for Opera's Carakan JavaScript engine, that makes its JavaScript rendering a whopping nine times faster than Opera 10.0.

Also new in this version is support for geolocation. This enables web services such as online maps and travel sites (and Google search) to recognize your location and adjust their content accordingly. Of course, you choose if and when to make your location available to third parties.

Other features that made it to the final 10.1 (that have also been available either in the beta or previous versions of Opera for Symbian) include tabbed browsing, a password manager, Opera Link (Opera's bookmark sync service), Speed Dial (which enables pinning of websites to the home page to make access to them only one tap away), support for kinetic scrolling, Opera's own virtual QWERTY keyboard and auto-rotation support.

As always, Opera Turbo is also included. With this feature turned on, Opera shrinks web pages to as little as 20% of their original size, using an Opera proxy server to re-render the content before sending it to your device.

You can download Opera Mobile 10.1 for Symbian by going to on your phone's integrated browser.

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