Skype for iPhone unveiled on few days ago, and immediately available in app store including Malaysia, for free. It works for the first time when I make a call on Wifi connection, but as pointed out here, it will crash intermittently. Probably because my iPhone using the jailbroken OS.
As a note, Opera Turbo is the feature that improve the Opera performance, when it is connecting to the slow internet connection . It will compress the web content such as images, but still maintain the web page layout, hence allow the page to load faster. Having Opera Turbo as a default in Opera Mobile 9.7 will give it slight advantage over its rivals, including the newcomer such as Mozilla Fennec.
Opera put up a demo showing the loading test between Opera Mobile 9.7 with and without the Opera Turbo and Internet Explorer. Click play to get the result.
Mountain View, California and Las Vegas, Nevada – March 26, 2009
At next week’s CTIA Wireless Show, Opera Software will be announcing the new Opera Mobile 9.7 server-accelerated browser for smartphones and mobile devices. Opera Mobile 9.7 features Opera Turbo, Opera’s breakthrough compression technology, along with the company’s latest Presto 2.2 rendering engine (also used in Opera 10 desktop) and full support for dynamic Web technologies such as Ajax and Flash (for accessing popular sites like Facebook and YouTube).
In today’s tough business climate where customer expectations are ever-increasing, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo can help carriers reduce network congestion while helping mobile device manufacturers bring increased speed and a more rich Web browsing experience to their customer and users.
For carriers specifically, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo provides a more consistent and compelling full Internet experience by compressing data up to 80%, thus reducing unwanted traffic and congestion and allowing users to access the Web regardless of network limitations.
For mobile device manufacturers, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo can make for a faster, more rich browsing experience by leveraging current device capabilities and utilizing hardware resources more effectively. Opera Turbo offloads Web page rendering to Opera servers freeing up device resources. Even devices with limited hardware capabilities show improved page download rates and better overall performance.
“Today, carriers and mobile device manufacturers alike are looking for solutions that take advantage of existing technologies and investments while trying to maintain a high level of service for their customers,” explains Rod Hamlin, Senior Vice President for the Americas for Opera Software. “Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo gives our business customers to ability to bring a rich Internet browsing experience to their mobile device and to the end-user without having to allocate new resources and development costs.”
Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo also features better standards support (100% Acid 3 test) and developer tools, hardware acceleration Open GL ES, and support for Google Gears.
In addition to Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo, Opera will be showcasing Opera Turbo on other connected devices as well as the latest version of the award-winning Opera Mini 4.2 on today’s hottest mobile devices – Sprint Instinct, Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Storm, and T-Mobile G1.
Finally, stay tuned for Opera’s latest partner announcements, and make sure to check out Opera executives at the following panels and presentations:
BRIC Conference – “The Important Role of the Mobile Internet for Developing Countries”
Opera Presenter: Jon von Tetzchner, Founder & CEO
When: Tuesday, March 31st @ 3:10pm
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N255
CTIA Wireless – “Applications & Operating Systems for Devices”
Opera Presenter: Jon von Tetzchner, Found & CEO
When: Thursday, April 2nd @ 3:30pm
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Room 223
CTIA Wireless – “Mobile Internet – Access to Internet is Not a Desk Job Anymore”
Opera Presenter: Rod Hamlin, Senior Vice President, Americas
When: Thursday, April 2nd @ 4:00pm
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Room 228
CTIA Wireless will be held from April 1st – 3rd in Las Vegas, NV. Visit Opera at Booth #6724 in Central Hall. For media inquiries, please contact Ted Miller at email@example.com tmiller[at]opera.com.
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/.
Blackberry user that run Google Mobile App, can now performing search using voice and My Location right from Blackberry when the service was introduced recently. What an easy way to get the result of your query in seconds. Don’t worry if you speak in British Accent, as it come with the support for that as well.
As comparison,Yahoo with its Yahoo OneSearch capable doing similar thing with the function that was introduced last February.
Keen to have this app? Good thing that Google Mobile App is available on all versions of Blackberry running on O/S 4.1+ and with Search by voice on O/S 4.2 and above (Blackberry Storm coming soon). Check out Google Mobile App from your Blackberry device now.
The first version of WordPress application in iPhone was released few months back, and a new version 1.2 has been released last week with more features that makes it appeal to the blogger who own iPhone. WordPress in iPhone can be used for self hosted WordPress blog, as well as WordPress.com blog.
Initially released as version 1.2, but due to bug on the photo functionally, immediate fix released and subsequently the app released as version 1.2.1. Having using and writing new post in WordPress for iPhone for few times, I can say that, it has all basic functionality, to write post in iPhone conveniently, without leaving the important things behind.
Writing and editing post is certainly its main feature. You can add link (hint: type ‘http‘ or ‘www‘) , and insert photos to the post. There is feature to preview the post that you write in iPhone as well. Beside post, ‘page’ can be created here too. 1 thing to remember however, the posts or pages drafted in iPhone, will kept locally in iPhone.
You’ll be glad that moderating comments has been introduced is this version. It allow you to a mark it as spam, approve or unapproved as well as delete the comment. Hopefully, the next release will include functionality to reply the comments.
Here are some screen shots that I took from my test. Install WordPress in iPhone here or directly from the App Store in your iPhone.
DiGi will start offering Windows Live Messenger to its customer, on selected Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones beginning this 16 March 2009.
Unlike other telcos who offer Windows Live Messenger as part of Blackberry, or web based client via 3G network and even SMS, DiGi’s version of Windows Live Messenger is client based application that require installation.
Customers are only charged monthly fee of RM3 for unlimited chat with no additional data changes. The service is free for the first 2 months.
Table below detailing the differences between other version of Windows Live Messenger (WLM) compared to Digi Windows Live Messenger (DWLM). Make sure your phone are compatible with the service before subscribing.