Opera Mini Next is now available for download for your BlackBerry smartphone! Hit the break to find out whats new and exciting!
Why Opera Next?
We are excited to show off our latest innovations and get feedback on our work. With our new Opera Next releases, we have made it simple for you to be among the first to experience upcoming evolution and new features in the Opera browser. Check out the FAQ.
Opera Mini Next contains new features and improvements that are still under development. The purpose is to get early feedback from you so that we can improve features and fix bugs before finale release. Opera Mini Next can be installed alongside the regular release.
Opera Mini Next has the following new features:
The most visible new feature is perhaps the redesign of the start screen and the addition of Smart Page. This page gives you an overview of your favorite sites, latest updates from social networks (Twitter and Facebook), news gathered from your favorite sites (via their RSS feeds) and suggested links. Note that you can clear the Smart Page by selecting “Clear history” from the privacy settings.
Support for more than 9 speed dials
One common complaint has been the restrictions on the number of speed dials. We have now solved this and you can add as many as you like, or in practice as many as your device can handle. Synching your speed dials between desktop and Opera Mini should be a much nicer experience now. Note that there is a couple of known issue when synching with Opera Link. Speed dials may move around unexpectedly and the order can be inconsistent.
We have also added a convenient way to add new speed dials: just press the star found in the address bar (touch devices only).
Improved support for RTL
Right-to-left text in UI elements should now be correctly drawn. We would like to fix as many of the these bugs as possible, so if you find issues, please report them.
Tabs can now be closed with one click on touch devices. And when you close a tab, Opera Mini will switch to the last used tab.
No more “www.” in address bar
Most sites today can be used without the WWW prefix. So we have removed it as well. The auto completion still supports it of course.