Opera Browser for Windows Mobile Smartphones Coming Soon

Opera for Windows Mobile

Opera has published a press release stating that their popular Opera web browser will soon be made available for Windows Mobile Smartphone devices:

Opera is a very popular browser on the desktop, and their version for the Symbian OS platform has been very successful.

Opera for mobile devices uses Small Screen Rendering (SSR) technology to reformat web pages for small device screens, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. This is similar to Pocket Internet Explorer’s “Fit to Screen” functionality.

I’m exicted to see a new browser option available for Smartphones, even though I’m pretty happy with Internet Explorer on my MPX200. Since I upgraded to Windows Mobile 2003, I’ve especially been enjoying the “One Column” layout option, which completely eliminates horizontal scrolling, and makes just about any web page readable. Competition is a good thing, though, and I’ll definitely be checking out Opera for Windows Mobile Smartphones when it’s released.