By June 27, 2008

Opera 9.5 release date of first beta July 15th

opera 9.5 According to the Opera Mobile Blog, we should see the first beta release of Opera Mobile 9.5 for Windows Mobile in mid July. To quote the blog, "We have some exciting news to share today. It’s almost time to release Opera Mobile 9.5 for Windows Mobile to the world. We thank you for your patience and support as we make what we (and many others) believe is the best browser for mobile phones."

opera 9.5 A release testing phase is underway now and the target date for the first beta is July 15th. You will be able to download it from just like you would any other versions of Opera.

Opera Mobile 9.5 will be based on the same browser engine as Opera 9.5 for desktop, and this is the reason why it has taken some time to get it ready. A new version of the browser engine will ensure that you can surf the Web with a browser supporting the latest and greatest in Web standards.

Some versions of Opera Mobile 9.5 are already shipping on great phones like the HTC Touch Diamond, and some of you have asked why we wouldn’t be able to release it publically yet. As you probably know, releasing a version that works on a large variety of phones is more complex than making it work on one specific phone. You should also expect a few differences between the versions that are pre-installed on phones and the public version of Opera Mobile 9.5.
We’ll have more details about the product in the near future. Thanks again, and we hope you’re ready for some beta testing with us.

via Opera Mobile Blog

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