Opera 8.5 for N90 23:00 on Tuesday
I just found out that if you own the Nokia N90 (or one of a few other Nokia models) you can get the Opera 8.5 mobile browser for free. This is good news for us N90 owners as the Series 60 built-in browser has great difficulty with basically every page and the Opera included with the N90 is made for older screens with a smaller resolution. Basically, the new Opera rocks.
Almost. Three things I noticed in 10 minutes of trying it out:
- The font size is tiny and you can’t change it. The lines in the letters are one pixel wide, and well.. the width of one pixel on the N90 screen is 1/10mm. In other words, really small.
- Newline characters in the text edit field in my WordPress blog don’t work. Even worse, those characters mess up the text, deleting semi-random bits. I would guess this has something to do with character encodings, and could be a problem with other sites as well.
- Forms get ugly and messy with the rectangle that shows the active form element.