HTC HD2 video hands-on

Online retailer PDAShop.nl just uploaded their p/review of the Beast aka the HTC HD2. You’ll see some brief unboxing action (yeah the packaging is similar to what we saw in the previous video), quick software tour and some Opera Mobile 9.7 action. It does look like the device is running the retail ROM.

Enjoy:

Source: YouTube

On more HTC HD2 video walkthrough

Slow news day I guess, so I’m just going to post this short HTC HD2 video action for your viewing pleasure. There’s some Opera Mobile 9.7 action in there to:

Source: YouTube via WMPoweruser

HTC HD2 display rotation speed shown on video

SoloPalmari just uploaded a short video demostrating the display rotation speed of the HTC HD2 in Opera Mobile 9.7. That thing is fast! Check it out:

Remember that everything we’ve seen so far on the HD2 has been running on non-final ROMs and hardware.

Source: YouTube

HTC LEO / HD2 shipping with multi-touch enabled Opera Mobile 9.7

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Thanks to Windows Mobile Rom Chef l3v5y who took the time to take a closer look at the lastest HTC Leo/HD2 roms leaked on the net we now have confirmation that multi-touch pinch zooming is enabled in the browser. We also know that the default browser is the latest OpenGL ES enabled Opera Mobile 9.7.

The Leo will ship with Opera 9.7 build 35411.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OEM\MASD]
“Opera_Browser”=”9_70_35411_0?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Opera\Defaults]
PinchAndZoomEnable”=dword:00000001

Source: WMPoweruser

Opera Mini 5 coming soon

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Opera finally announced via Twiiter what’s “coming next” and it’s Opera Mini 5!

Before the weekend a teaser on www.opera.com/next appeared. It was claiming that “The next generation in mobile browsing” is coming very soon. The product is Opera Mini 5 and a beta is coming very, very soon. Good times, good times…

Can’t wait to try it out. Now hopefully will finally get a non-Beta version of Opera Mobile 9.7 in the near future.

Source: Opera

Opera says that the next generation of mobile browsing is coming soon

Not much is known besides this teaser page:
OperaNext (Small)

and this message posted on Twitter yesterday:

Coming very soon: The next generation in mobile browsing. http://www.opera.com/next/

It can be related to the announcement of Opera Mini 5, maybe the non-beta version of Opera Mobile 9.7 or Opera Mobile for Android.

Source: Opera via Twitter

Mozilla working hard on Fennec mobile browser

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Although all the alpha versions of Fennec that have been released on Windows Mobile are kind of sub-par compared to other native mobile browsers like Opera Mobile 9.X, Mozilla is still hard at work and is planning to launch Alpha 3 next month. Watch Mozilla’s CIO talk about the work going on:

More info here

Source: Mozilla via WMPoweruser

Opera Mobile coming to Android

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Not much is known besides this quote from Opera’s CEO Jon von Tetzchner (pcmag.com) :

“Yes, we are working on an Android version,”

Opera Mobile is without a doubt the bast browser on Windows Mobile (it’s the default browser on all HTC phones) and is quite good on S60 too. Now Opera Mobile’s market share in the mobile space is still not set in stone given the the fact that Microsoft is finally waking up in regards to IE Mobile I doubt the the boys in Redmond will let ODM/OEM ship Windows Mobile 7 phones with Opera set as default and also the arrival of Symbian^4 next year. Going for Android is a logical step for Opera, but will it pay off?