Converging your Web browsing with Opera Mini 4

We've got a special new beta of Opera Mini 4 for you today.

Our newest product, Opera Link, has made its way into Opera Mini. With Opera Link, you're able to synchronize and share your bookmarks and Speed Dial with the Opera desktop browser.

So for example, say you're reading a news article on the Web with your desktop/laptop computer and want to continue reading it on Opera Mini. You simply bookmark the webpage; the Opera desktop browser will then synchronize the new bookmark with Opera Link, and voilà! - that bookmark is now instantly available on your Opera Mini.

We see Opera Link as a new way in which people browse the Web. No longer will you be limited to browsing the Web on multiple computers/devices independently, Opera Link will share those browsing experiences.

In addition to Opera Link, we've also made other improvements and squashed some bugs.

Changelog since beta 2:

  • Added Opera Link support
  • Added Speed Dials
  • Added RSS feed support
  • Added shortcut *+0 for feeds
  • Added shortcuts for speed dials ('*' + speed dial number)
  • Added function to ask the transcoders for the title and favicon of a new bookmark or speed dial
  • Stylus devices can now scroll shortcut help overlays
  • Changed "Fit to width" to "Mobile view"
  • Changed "Autozoom" to "Show overview"
  • Low, medium and high image quality setting
  • Images fit better to the screen (no panning)
  • Improved BiDi support
  • Page position and scaling is now preserved after reload of page
  • Stylus devices without pointer motion events should be able to scroll anyway, just not in realtime
  • Faked transcoding progress when using feeds
  • Show numbers in ordered lists
  • Improved stylesheet handling
  • Focus highlight now looks inactive when loading
  • New and improved server side cookie handling
Go out and grab the shiny new Opera Mini 4 beta 3, install it your mobile phone (and your friend's). We'd appreciate your feedback in the Opera Mini forums.

You can also chat with other Opera Mini users and some team members in the Opera Mini IRC channel (irc.opera.com, #operamini).

- Johan Schön and the rest of the Opera Mini team

Getting close to beta 3Opera Mini 4 leaving beta soon

Comments

theoddbod Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:12:58 AM

Woohoo! First post with Beta 3! bigsmile

Seji Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:18:51 AM

Second! :D
Downloading... :)

SreenivasanSreeramu Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:41:33 AM

3rd one . I had installed opera mini new beta on my mobile . I am testing it...

MisterNobody Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:52:38 AM

Please return content folder checkbox

Lancel Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:52:39 AM

Ahh darn i missed the top three . Lol

Robin_reala Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:19:41 AM

So is there going to be any way to get bookmarks out of Mini3 and into Mini4 or is it a manual process?

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:32:20 AM

Manual. Just downloading now. Had a hard night so I'm late.

*puts an apple on Mini teams desk*

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:41:04 AM

Now THAT'S mobile browsing!

*wipes a tear from eye then replaces the apple with a kiss on the cheek for each Opera Mini team member*

Андрей Пановandrew3105 Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:46:31 AM

don't work on my motorola c650

HueponiK Thursday, October 25, 2007 1:32:26 PM

Great! RSS is back! BUT:

1. I can't delete default RSS feeds! They keep coming back
2. Sync is not working for me...

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, October 25, 2007 1:43:54 PM

Delete all but one of the default feeds then add your own. Then delete the last one. If the reader is empty the default ones come back.

HueponiK Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:14:37 PM

2Furie

I can delete one, or two... When I delete next feed, they are already back smile quite annoying

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:15:29 PM

Oooooh, that's cool. cool Zombie newsfeeds for Halloween.

HueponiK Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:20:51 PM

btw, my phone is k790i

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:23:56 PM

Hmmm, that's odd. It should work the same as my phone. confused

HueponiK Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:26:43 PM

Seems like I can't even subscribe for new feed. What a disappointment :-) back to Opera mini 3....

Øyvind ØstlundNoteMe Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:42:45 PM

My LG Shine is now really shining, and it is now loaded with quite a few Kilo with bookmarks with no hassle at all. It was nearly too easy. And now with RSS enabled it can finally become my standard phone browser. Off you go v3.1. *Walking away while thinking I'll probably blame the wrong team if mentioning here that "Opera Link's" speed dial doesn't update images*.

Eddie LopezEddie_Lopez Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:03:57 PM

Is the screen rotation (90 degrees) feature gone? I don't see it.

(of course, I have a blackberry pearl and it didn't work on the last beta either)

Seji Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:11:34 PM

Settings - landscape mode. Working fine here (Nokia E50).

Eddie LopezEddie_Lopez Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:14:20 PM

Huh.

I don't have it. I have Settings: Mobile View, Visual Effects, Fullscreen View and Show Overview... all check boxes. No landscape

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:15:13 PM

Try pressing * then #

FavDjiXas Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:38:34 PM

Everyone can download it? I get lost connection for the third time...

Eddie LopezEddie_Lopez Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:54:24 PM

Furie-
Doesn't work.

Opera-
Was this feature disabled on Blackberry (8100) phones?

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, October 25, 2007 5:29:03 PM

Must have been.

Primax1 Thursday, October 25, 2007 7:10:38 PM

I have now a problem with secure sites (https) using the Beta 3. Maybe it doesn't accept unkown certificates any more (in this case, Beta 2 showed the certificate info and asked whether the user wants to continue or not). It shows error message "The server timed out" after sticking on "Connecting" for a while. Any ideas?

Sometimes it shows the same error message even if I want to open https sites which are using official certifcates signed by trustable authority.

artcraft Thursday, October 25, 2007 7:58:09 PM

Mini 4 beta (3rd version) loves my Treo 650 (unlocked)!!

The 3rd version has none of the "freeze ups" (so far) which made it a pain to run the 1st and 2nd editions of 4beta.

Keep up the good work.

Regards, Douglas

Nicolas MelayNico57 Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:20:42 PM

> Changed "Fit to width" to "Mobile view"

WTF? "Mobile view" ?
As opposed to "Static view" or "Sedentary view" maybe ?
Who came up with this idiotic phrase ?

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:32:49 PM

I'm no expert but I'm guessing that "mobile view" comes from the longer form "the view you used to get from your mobile phone when using opera mini" rolleyes

Best Bits
Added Opera Link support (excellent)
Added Speed Dials (renamed the start page bookmarks to sound cool like in the desktop version bigsmile)
Added RSS feed support (cool)
Added function to ask the transcoders for the title and favicon of a new bookmark or speed dial (doesn't work with all sites but still a good idea)
Images fit better to the screen (excellent)
Improved stylesheet handling (looks amazing but small issues with some sites)
Focus highlight now looks inactive when loading (surprisingly helpful)
New and improved server side cookie handling (works just as well as the others used to yes )

tinhoy Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:06:07 PM

Posting with OM4. My cookie probs from last beta seem to be fixed. The link thing seems to work, but needs more testing (that's how I got to this page.) I DO NOT have LANDSCAPE mode. Phone is Samsung A900.

tinhoy Friday, October 26, 2007 2:39:39 AM

Played around with it some more. The seem to be rendering issues when I select small fonts. On this page, the lines do not wrap often enough, and the normal text overlaps with the blue text (links). Also, on mobile view, horizontal scrolling exists on all font sizes. It might just be this page though.

Mathiasmathiasst Friday, October 26, 2007 7:19:09 AM

That's just ....wait for it ....legendary! smile Opera Link ist just what I've been waiting for!


Is it just my phone, or does the new OM4 loads as fast as opening a text-file??


2 questions though:

Is a Speed-Dial layout like on the desktop-browser possible on the cell?

Could you add a delete button (move to trash) on the initial Opera-Link Bookmarks page? This way it's faster to clean up your bookmarks, having a "move to trash button) and an edit button.


Keep it coming!! smile

MisterNobody Saturday, October 27, 2007 9:52:29 AM

can't run on Samsung E760 - out of memory

KYrenKYren Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:48:12 PM

My phone hangs when I turn to landscape mode.Unlike using 3.1, I have to log into sites again and again when using 4.I get blue hue on images,links when I move the cursor on them.Can't we use just blue bordered selection box instead of entirely blue hued selection box.
Btw all other features work nicely on my nokia 6630.Thank you OperaMini team.:up:Keep up the excellent work.

artcraft Sunday, October 28, 2007 12:54:31 PM

Hello, again -

Everything about Mini 4 (version 3) is good, albeit a bit slower for me, since the "MS-DOS like" commands of Mini 3.1 are faster than moving a pointer around the display. (My index finger and/or the stylus speed things up, however.)

So far, the only problem I have is that Mini 4 (version 3) does not DELETE messages in Open WebMail, Gmail and the other services of this kind.

To do that, so far, I have to return to Mini 3.1, since I keep a clean POP3 server - for PC downloads, later on - and am always junking unwanted E-Mails.

See if you can "fix" the DELETE MESSAGE feature for my Treo 650!

(Opera Link for synchronizing with the PC and 'phone is great!)

Outside of that, I'm very pleased with the features.

Keep up the wonderful Internet browser developments.

Regards,
Douglas

RAZRV3XX Thursday, November 1, 2007 1:30:23 AM

HORRIBLE FOR AT&T USERS. I HAVE A RAZRV3XX so I always get the question since it is NOT a signed content download and always get asked this application want to use data network. There is no Yes Never Ask Again like Sprint but A Yes Always Ask. OTHER than that its great. It shows full picture downloads and sometimes says out of memory other than that its good. Also I hate that speed dial thing because I have more than 9 bookmark I want unlike in beta 2 where all the bookmarks could be on the start page. Well oh well....

francispsycho Friday, November 2, 2007 12:47:47 PM

Running OM4B3 on my T-Mobile Dash/ HTC Excalibur. It rocks so far.

It handles much better those secure web sites and sites requiring authentication. On OM4B2, a login on a secure or authentication-intensive web site would hold for only one page then I'd have to log in again.

Seems to render web sites significantly faster than the prior version. Seems more stable too.

And I like the "speed dial" feature being more clearly implemented.

Good work, folks! smile

Russellthe2ndflood Saturday, November 3, 2007 5:27:33 AM

USELESS!! Scrolling and zoom features make it impossible to read a web site in under 10 minutes. The new mouse cursor, might seem cool at first, but I can't find a way to turn it off. Thanks Opera for updating Mini until you found a way to kill it!!

Dark FurieFurie Saturday, November 3, 2007 12:15:14 PM

Dude, go into settings and check the Mobile View box if you want the classic Opera Mini experience back.

*STAR*galaxeystar Sunday, November 25, 2007 7:20:49 PM

Working pretty farm good on my sanyo scp-3200. As a matter of fact, if it werent for opera mini i would still be trying to figure out the wanna be mobile web through sprints vision site, why do they have all there blocks on thier mobiles? ? ?

Mad Scientist (عادل)qlue Friday, November 30, 2007 11:18:21 AM

OM4 is great for websites that "can't" be accessed from mobiles. but it crashes too often and the only recovery method that works on my LG U8120 is to download it again.

Indar ZainuddinIndishart05 Tuesday, December 18, 2007 12:03:06 AM

Excellent!! i'm very love using mini beta..Its bring the full web to my mobile,great!!
cool

artcraft Tuesday, December 18, 2007 3:57:32 AM

Hello from freezing Msine (USA) -

The released version of Opera Mini 4 works fine on my Palm Treo (GSM unlocked with Palm OS).

All the bugs are gone save a few things like not being able to delete messages on the server in Open WebMail. I can do that in Mail2Web anyway.

Mobile View "on" got rid of that pointer/zoom business which slowed me down.

I don't miss Mini 3.1 at this point.

The Opera team has done a fantastic job. BRAVO!

Regards, Douglas

AlanStrifeAlan Saturday, May 10, 2008 10:55:05 AM

Damn,i don't know beta 3 was out.By the way,can anyone give me the link or address to download it? Please!

AlanStrifeAlan Saturday, May 10, 2008 10:55:19 AM

Damn,i don't know beta 3 was out.By the way,can anyone give me the link or address to download it? Please!

artcraft Saturday, May 10, 2008 12:17:09 PM

Hello from Maine -

I now have a Nokia E62 with Symbian OS and it launches Mini 4 faster and more solidly than my Treo 650 did.

I miss the mp3 files on the Treo which had a good speaker. This Nokia has a tinny speaker, better for voice than music.

Naturally, I run WebMail on the Nokia in Mini 4 more than using the default applications.

Sincerely, Douglas - on the new handset

IanMIanmel Saturday, May 10, 2008 1:15:05 PM

hi,

been using 4.1 on my blackberry 8820 and today when i read about the blackberry menu i went and installed another version and i got the menu finally! my bersion had the small menu in the lower left all along. fantastic browser!!!! versions says: 4.1.10781,20080401

now, i have a lot of imported bookmarks in my opera desktop but can find no way to get these into my mobile opera sad logged into opera link and can't see how to do this. please help.

thx,

.../ian

artcraft Saturday, May 10, 2008 2:15:51 PM

Hello,

Bookmarks from my Tecra laptop PC went into this Nokia E62 (and the earlier Treo 650) via Opera Link on the computer.

Once back in Mini 4, I went to MORE BOOKMARKS and could access them there. Those I wanted in std. BOOKMARKS were just copied under MANAGE or whatever the options were.

Good luck!

- Douglas

IanMIanmel Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:56:30 PM

thanks douglas! got it done now smile

.../ian

artcraft Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:24:06 PM

Hello, on the Nokia E62 with Symbian OS -

This morning my 'phone beeped to announce that the released version of Mini 4.1 was ready. While I got out of bed, the 'phone installed 4.1 . . . and WHAT A FANTASTIC IMPROVEMENT this upgrade is!

Mini 4.1 is faster on loading, as claimed, while FIND speeds me up on long URL texts, eliminating much of the tedious scrolling.

i have also purchased ProfiMail for this 'phone, and it does everything that the default E-Mail by Unicel/Visto did not. Can you imagine that it had no BCCs or URL launches or copy/paste options? (My Treo had Mail2Go but it accomplished all of those things.)

If you have a Symbian 'phone, I recommend adding ProfiMail, a wonderful complement to Opera Mini 4.1.

Keep up the good work!

Regards, Douglas

Malinke Thursday, October 30, 2008 11:14:38 AM

With my N95 the Opera 4 beta 3 cannot be download rather it downloads

opera-mini-4.1.11355-advanced-int. It this correct? Please help me

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