Opera Mini 4.2 has just been released – as we covered Opera Mini to death in the past, this review looks only at the new things I noticed.
At start-up, the program displays its usual change log and asks you to confirm your agreement to the licensing contract:
The synchronization option can be enabled from the main menu. It requires you to have a so-called Opera Link account, and then let’s you keep bookmarks in sync:
Opera added a rudimentary feed reader for reasons I will never ever understand. Nevertheless: if you visit an RSS-enabled web site, a sidebar pops up in a fashion similar to FireFox:
Clicking the bar allows you to preview the feed and/or subscribe to it:
I managed to get the program work somewhat stable on my Treo 680 with the following settings – the stability of this version of the program was a lot better than on previous versions. This is quite a feat, as Palm’s JVM is now over three years old:
Overall, Opera Mini is a good thing to have (if you manage to get your hands onto a Java VM) on your device. It manages to render a surprising amount of web sites: even though a native version of Opera would definitely be better, this manages to beat Blazer in most aspects except stability. Highly recommended…