Opera Mobile 10.1 Out of Beta for Symbian^3 and S60


Hot on the heels of the recent Android release, Opera Mobile 10.1 is now available to users of Symbian-based phones.

Version 10.1’s main claim to fame is a re-worked JavaScript engine, which promises to result in spryer page rendering. Opera says it’s tested the code to show a nine-fold performance gain; while you may not get quite that kind of speed boost in real-world usage, initial reports suggest there’s a very noticeable improvement.

Other features that made it into the 10.1 release include a password tracker, tabbed browsing, and support for transmitting geolocation data to compatible sites. Look-and-feel changes count amongst them kinetic scrolling, a custom on-screen keyboard, and better rotation handling. If you’re running into bandwidth limitations, the inclusion of a Turbo mode lets you configure the browser for Opera Mini-style server-side rendering, decreasing the amount of data your phone needs to display the page.

If you’ve got a Symbian^3 or S60 smartphone, you can pick up Opera Mobile 10.1 for free at the Ovi Store or directly from Opera.

Source: Opera

Via: PC World

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