About two weeks after debuting the latest beta build of Opera Mobile for Nokia and other Symbian/S60 smartphones, Norwegian software maker Opera is bringing the latest beta version of its custom mobile browser application to Windows Mobile-powered devices.
Microsoft’s operating system for mobiles is taking quite a hit lately, having lost one third of its smartphone market share since 2008 according to research firm Gartner.
But Microsoft still holds about 8% market share in the segment and it is currently prepping the 2010 release of Windows Mobile 7, so all is not unequivocally lost for Redmond in this space – whether you want to believe it or not.
Anyway, Opera Mobile 10 Beta is now available for Windows Mobile phones, and that means users can benefit from a more enjoyable browsing experience from their handsets than is usually the case with built-in and other third-party web browsing tools.
The Opera Mobile 10 beta for Windows Mobile looks and feels similar to the Opera 10 desktop browser and Opera Mini 5 beta and has all the features that were already available for Nokia and other Symbian/S60 phones: Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, a password manager and its super, server-side compressor, Opera Turbo.
It’s supposed to be way faster, too. Anyone still own a Windows Mobile smartphone want to take Opera Mobile 10 Beta for a spin and let us know how much of an improvement it is?