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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 14, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    MWC: Opera unveiled for iPhone

    Ciara O'Brien

    There might be a bit of competition for Safari on the iPhone. Today, Opera demonstrated its iPhone browser at Mobile World Congress’ Showstoppers event.


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    The brief look I got was impressive. It’s fast, for a start. Up to six times faster at times than Safari, Opera says. And it’s very easy to use. It keeps the same “speed dial” interface, and it also allows you to use tabbed browsing.

    It also compresses the pages as it loads so not only does it load quicker, but it also eats less of your data allowance.

    The question is, will Apple approve it once it’s submitted to the App Store?

    • 127.0.0.1 says:

      More importantly will the new computer engineer Barbie use a Mac or a PC.
      Our day has come lady coders, we have a new champion!
      I say she is a Linux lady like myself…and definitely will use Opera, cos it sounds nice ;o)
      She appears to be sporting a binary t-shirt, I have several of those myself. All I need to do is grow 2 ft, get a chest enlargement and dye my hair blonde and I would be the splitting image ;o))))

    • Ian G says:

      Sadly it probably wont be. I suspect Opera is just using this as a publicity stunt for its browser on other platforms.

      Hopefully the android version will be out soon.

    • bren says:

      i heard the muttonbird 77 was up to 50 times faster