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Topic # 25823 2-Sep-2008 18:40
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When I install Opera mini on the okta touch it doesn't bring up an icon in the program screen, the only option is to run it using "JB Blend" icon, what am I doing wrong?

And does anybody know how to make opera mini the default browser? 


Thanks in advance


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  Reply # 161765 3-Sep-2008 09:49
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Sadly there is no way around this as Opera mini is a java midlet, there are some hacks to get a shortcut to launch it directly but I never got it working.

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Reply # 161768 3-Sep-2008 09:58
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There is an Opera Browser for Windows Mobile available, why ue the J2ME version?




 
 
 
 




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Reply # 162016 4-Sep-2008 08:19
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Because it's free :-D You're right though, i should probably bite the bullet and go buy Opera mobile

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  Reply # 162021 4-Sep-2008 08:42
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heretic: Because it's free :-D You're right though, i should probably bite the bullet and go buy Opera mobile


No!! Don't do it!! The current, chargeable version of Opera Mobile is not worth the money -- download the beta for Opera Mobile 9.5 instead from here: http://www.1800pocketpc.com/2008/07/15/opera-v95-build-1522.html/

It's free, and it's dramatically improved over version 8. Webpages now render like they would on a desktop and zooming in and out is quick and simple - similar to the iPhone's Mobile Safari interface.

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  Reply # 162022 4-Sep-2008 08:48
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Im using Opera for WM on my Okta Agent, never had any problems with it.

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  Reply # 162024 4-Sep-2008 08:57
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I've heard Opera Mini is very insecure, caching everything you do on servers somewhere in Europe before returning the pages to your browser, something about the way it formats the pages requires it to do this?  So don't do any banking on there or enter passwords to any sites you care about losing your info to. 

Not that I'm into spreading FUD but I'm sure I heard/read this....if someone else can confirm what I'm saying I'll feel better about it :)

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  Reply # 162028 4-Sep-2008 09:05
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Esmertec java does the job nicely, search for that on google. It is a light browser Cool

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Reply # 162043 4-Sep-2008 09:48
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steve98: No!! Don't do it!! The current, chargeable version of Opera Mobile is not worth the money -- download the beta for Opera Mobile 9.5 instead from here: ....


Steve, give me a good reason why you link to a site to download a software that could (or could not) have been tampered with, loaded withmalware, etc, when there's a perfectly good way to download Opera Mobile beta from Opera website.




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  Reply # 162047 4-Sep-2008 10:01
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freitasm:
steve98: No!! Don't do it!! The current, chargeable version of Opera Mobile is not worth the money -- download the beta for Opera Mobile 9.5 instead from here: ....


Steve, give me a good reason why you link to a site to download a software that could (or could not) have been tampered with, loaded withmalware, etc, when there's a perfectly good way to download Opera Mobile beta from Opera website.



The reason I linked to that particular site is as per another post I made in the Windows Mobile forum -- unless it has been fixed, there is a known bug in the beta version that Opera are seeding that switches off all your text message notifications etc which is a huge pain. The version I link to is an earlier beta that doesn't exhibit those behaviours but which is just as stable.

The post I made is here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=6&TopicId=24574

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Reply # 162049 4-Sep-2008 10:05
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Well, it's a BETA isn't it? The beta process is used by companies to find bugs in their not yet release software. It also expires and stops working. If someone relies on a software product and likes it that much, then perhaps buying the previous, stable version is the best option.

This is the same rationale behind my decision not to install IE8beta on my working notebook. I must have a working browser...




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  Reply # 162051 4-Sep-2008 10:12
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freitasm: Well, it's a BETA isn't it? The beta process is used by companies to find bugs in their not yet release software. It also expires and stops working. If someone relies on a software product and likes it that much, then perhaps buying the previous, stable version is the best option.

This is the same rationale behind my decision not to install IE8beta on my working notebook. I must have a working browser...




Yup - totally agree that this is the nature of BETAs, but the version I link to is extremely stable, doesn't exhibit those behaviours, and is free. It seemed to me a better suggestion than linking the OP to a version which will turn his notifications off.

UPDATE: I have checked the Opera beta blog and apparently the issue of the BETA switching off notifications is fixed in the most current release of the BETA at the official Opera website, in which case yes you most definitely should use that version and not the version I linked to.

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Reply # 162370 5-Sep-2008 09:10
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Cheers guys, Opera mobile is definitely the better one to be using. It doesn't work so well with Everywan Remote, but thats fine with me, I'm not going to be using Opera while my phones linked to the computer anyway :-)

Again, thanks for the info


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