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Old 11-01-2006, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We've just released a beta version of Opera Mini 3.0 and I'd like to invite the users of this forum to join our testing!

Opera Mini is a free internet browser for java enabled mobile phones. More information about Opera Mini might be found at http://mini.opera.com

More information about the beta release is available at Opera Mini™ 3.0 Beta

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Old 11-01-2006, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Downloading it now . . . .
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I will give this a try..I have found the previous version UNUSABLE. Just not user friendly at all...

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Old 11-01-2006, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Blackberry 7280: BlackBerry7280/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Link/6.2.3.15.0)

I followed the link, but it leads to version 2.0
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just finished installing and putting it thru its paces.

It seems to be faster and smoother than 2.0. You and your team have done very good work. Im now going to try out the new animations feature. I will report back how it goes.

But as it stands now, I like the new version.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I had no problems.Just go here:beta.mini.opera.com
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok, I just tried it with a couple animated avatars. Sadly, it did not work. I have the option checked in settings, but it does not seem to make a difference.

But I repeat what I said before. It seems to be quicker and smoother than 2.0.
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've got it up and running and I like it. I was using Opera Mini Lite... I like this version much better. Speed seems to be better, I like the RSS feeds functionality, and for an 8100 user I appreciate the use of the trackball more than the previous version. If I come across any bugs, I'll be sure to pass 'em along...
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I really wish you guys would explain the difference between the high and low memory versions. I'd like to download the low memory version, but I don't know if I'd be losing something I want to have.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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To be honest with you, I just downloaded from the link that was provided. I dont know if it is the low or high memory version. But I can say its great for those sites that the BB browser wont access.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just downloaded 3.0 and tried it out. It's still extremely clunky to use. Opera clearly doesn't care about having a decent browser for the BlackBerry, because this generic J2ME version that is designed to work on a standard cell phone doesn't even come close to cutting it.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It's OK. But for me to use it solely it needs to be better. No point in having two browsers so I am deleting it....
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Opera is not meant to replace your bb browser. It is meant to compliment it. It will access sites that the bb browser can not.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I know, the only reason I keep Opera on my BB is because it does a better job at rendering sites than the BB browser. But I just wish it wasn't so crappy to work with, because I'd like to use it as my main browser.
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I stopped using version 2.0 a few months ago. I will give this new version a try. Thanks.
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We've just released a beta version of Opera Mini 3.0 and I'd like to invite the users of this forum to join our testing!

Opera Mini is a free internet browser for java enabled mobile phones. More information about Opera Mini might be found at http://mini.opera.com

More information about the beta release is available at Opera Mini™ 3.0 Beta
Johan - thanks for offering it to us first... I dig the Opera Mini Browser generally speaking - it's a nice complement to the built-in blackberry browser. Version 2's navigation doesn't lend itself well to blackberry use because of having to hit the menu button to do just about anything. I'd like to offer the following feedback based on first use:

1] Good work on allowing us to use the 'Q' and 'P' keys to initiate menu options on version 3...

2] After doing an OTA install - Opera will not complete the connection wizard properly. Clicking allow twice as requested gives you a connection error. I have to go to options>advanced>applications>opera mini beta and change the permissions to ALLOW/ALLOW in order to initiate a connection.

3] As in version 2, after entering a URL, the 'OK' option should be the first on the list so we can just click twice to have the URL load...

4] Love the RSS integration! Seems to work fine...

5] Is there any way to implement shortcuts like the ones already included in the blackberry browser to allow 'page down, page up, top, and bottom' functionality??

So far it looks very nice... I'll post more comments as I use it more...

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Old 11-02-2006, 01:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Has anyone found the page-up button?

is page-down

But I cant find a way to page-up other than the trackball

I am on an 8100 BTW.. thanks in advance!

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have been using mini v. 2.0 (2.0.4719,20060731 ) for about 4months... i think. As soon as I installed it and began using it, i never looked back at any other browser. The speed and UI is great.

Anyway, just downloaded Mini Beta -without incident- and fired the lil' puppy right up. Have been putting it through it's paces and no issues/incidents or concerns at this point.

I know its in Beta but is there any way to import my Bookmarks from v 2.0?

Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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it's very smooth, I love it! Thanks
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:15 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Im trying to download it but I get an error 503 server is to busy or doing maint... Anyone else having this problem? Im on t-mobile 8100 4.2.0.64
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