Opera for handhelds and mobiles is a full Internet browser that gives you access to any kind of Web site.
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If your phone has very little free memory left, you will likely get an out-of-memory message during installation.
Tip: Installing to a memory card is recommended, as it will leave more memory for browsing and for other applications.
To first set up your phone to connect to the Internet, you will need to define an Access Point, a GPRS or high-speed connection. If preconfigured access points are available, select the option that has the word "Internet" in it, rather than, for example, "MMS" or "WAP".
If your phone is not set up with an access point, please contact your network operator for assistance. You may also set it up yourself; Opera provides an on-line guide for manually setting up access points at www.opera.com/connect/
Once you open Opera, a connection dialog will pop up if you are not connected to the Internet. Select your defined access point and your phone will establish a connection.
Tip: Go to Opera's settings to select a default access point, or set Opera to connect automatically.
Select "Options > Open > Web page" or press 1. Enter a Web address (URL) and click "OK".
Opera's auto-completion function will find and suggest Web addresses from your browsing history and bookmarks while you type. Use the joystick to select one of the suggested options. You will also be offered to search the Web for the entered term.
Opera makes navigation on a small screen fast and easy:
Access the settings to make Opera automatically jump to the first text portion of a Web page. Skipping such elements as menus and headings significantly speeds up browsing and navigation. If you prefer the manual setting, you can still press 3 to go directly to the "Jump to text" point, which will then function as a pre-set tag.
The entire screen will be used for browsing if you activate Opera's full-screen mode. This mode is off by default.
Press * (or go to themenu) to turn full-screen mode on or off.
Opera's Small-Screen Rendering™ (SSR) technology reformats Web pages to fit your screen. This is enabled by default to ensure a comfortable surfing experience on a small screen. If Fit to screen is disabled, Opera will show Web pages unaltered.
Press # or go toto turn Small-Screen Rendering off or on.
Using keypad shortcuts is a lot faster than using menus. Therefore, the buttons on your phone's numeric keypad have been assigned functions.
You can also make your own keypad setup.
Use the zoom function to make tiny writing readable or get the overview of large Web pages. Go toor press 0 to start zooming.
Many Web pages, such as search engines and e-mail services, include form fields that require entering text.
When you have filled out a login form for a Web site, Opera will offer to store your username and password for future visits.
If you accept, Opera will pre-fill the login form next time you visit the site, and you can submit the login form by going to. Note that Opera will only store one login per site.
If you share your phone, you may select to protect the stored logins with a master password. To erase saved logins, go to
By default, Opera downloads and displays images. Since Web pages can have a large amount of images that take time to download, you can choose to speed up your browsing by not loading any images at all, or only images previously cached by the browser.
Press 5 to toggle image loading directly, or change the default in Opera's settings.
To save an image from a Web page, select it, then press the joystick or middle button and the "Image" menu will open. You may then choose to either save the image locally or send it as an MMS.
Launch your image gallery from the phone's menu to view your saved images.
The easiest way to bookmark a Web page is to press 7. To manage your bookmarks, press 2 or go to.
Opera recognizes bookmark nicknames; you can enter and save short, easy-to-remember names for as many bookmarks as you wish in the bookmark manager. To open a bookmark by its nickname, just press 1 and enter the nickname.
Tip: While in "Bookmarks" view, you can move the joystick right to go to the "Downloads" tab.
If you share or occasionally lend your mobile phone, you may be concerned about others viewing your browsing history. Go toafter finishing your browsing session, to delete cache, history, cookies, and stored logins.
You can edit the keypad shortcut setup to suit your use and preferences by going to. You will then be able to assign keypad shortcuts to more functions than are available in the default shortcut setup.
Tags are temporary bookmarks you can set on a Web page. Try, for example, tagging all links to articles you would like to read on a news page. Follow a link, read it, go back, then move to the next tag.
You need to set up a customized keypad shortcut to use tags. When you press the assigned key, the tag will be visible as a small, white indicator in the scroll bar area on the right side of the screen. When you are at a tag's exact location, the blue indicator will cover the white one.
Pressing 3 will then also let you move between tags that you have set in a page.
Note that all tags are deleted when the page is reloaded. Pages are not reloaded when using the browser's "Back" function.