Opera Mini for iPhone Ruling the App Store

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Opera is nice and all, but it doesn't use a lot of the mobile sites that websites have out there. Like ESPN, you use Safari and it has their nice mobile site, but if you use Opera it uses their really old mobile site. I am not sure if this is something Opera needs to fix or the websites themselves need to fix. It pretty much ruins the experience for me.
 

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[citation][nom]Tedders[/nom]Opera is nice and all, but it doesn't use a lot of the mobile sites that websites have out there. Like ESPN, you use Safari and it has their nice mobile site, but if you use Opera it uses their really old mobile site. I am not sure if this is something Opera needs to fix or the websites themselves need to fix. It pretty much ruins the experience for me.[/citation]
I think this has something to do with how the site identifies the browser. ESPN has a custom portal just for iPhone users, another portal for generic mobile users, and finally the standard portal for any desktop users. A few sites I frequent are also recognizing Opera mini as just a "mobile browser" when I know they offer iPhone customized versions.

I also think there is a way to disable this, so your browser is seen as a desktop browser and all sites load like they would on your desktop.
 

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It doesn't work 100% in all the web sites, like watching videos or enlarging pics, etc. but it's WAY FASTER than safari.
 

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i would like to see how mobile firefox (forgot what there calling it) performs in the wild. would be ossum if it had addon capabilities as the full fledged browser.
 

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[citation][nom]serkol[/nom]Does anybody know where I can see all these international AppStore charts together on one page?[/citation]

Go to engadget.com a top story yesterday
 

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Safari replaced. Good riddance. There is no comparing the speed of these two browsers. For the websites I frequent, it meets and exceeds my expectations.
 

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Safari replaced. Good riddance. There is no comparing the speed of these two browsers. For the websites I frequent, it meets and exceeds my expectations.
 

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Is Safari really that bad? I have Opera on my WM6.1 phone and it is only a tiny bit better than IE, but still it is very slow and frustrating to use. If Safari is worse than this then that is really saying something. Maybe I should reconsider getting an iphone.
 

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Lol, people replacing Safari with this? Lol, clearly you guys don't get it. With multi touch in the app, no spell correction and the text not pre rendered, forcing you to zoom to a semi rediculous level, Safari is king. If your on 3g, and have good signal ( I do 90% of the time) safari wins on speed as well, 2-3 seconds faster and on a few sites it takes more like 10-20 seconds longer. I have both browsers and I use opera that ~10% when I have bad service, but I long for the simplicity for safari
 

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I like the speed on it, but I don't like the way it renders the web page. Opera Mini renders the page in a way that when you zoom in it fits nicely on your screen. If you're on a page that is much wider, it gets compressed or cut off. I say this because its not like Safari where you can zoom in and out at any level. Opera Mini only zoom in and zoom out at one level so its either up close or full screen as with safari you can zoom in to any level you desire.

Beyond that, it is a good alternative
 

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I had Opera Mobile on my Dell Axim PPC and I found it better then IE (no surprise, this was also back in late 2008/early 2009 on a PPC that came out in 2004, 64mb ram, 624 mhz).

Double tap to zoom, move around screen to scroll, and hold down for "right click". Most sites loaded like it was on a desktop. IMO a good alternative to Safari.
 
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