Olympics on the Go

As the entire world knows, the Olympic games are currently underway in Beijing. We’re all trying to keep tabs one way or another. If you own an iPhone, you can point your browser to iOlympics, an iPhone webapp site with information on the games, news, tv schedule, etc. It even has a nice countdown of when the games will end.

Via iPhoneFan


New BlackBerry Browser?

BlackBerryCool reports of a new BlackBerry browser in the works, to be released just in time for the Pearl 2 launch. According to the anonymous informant who provided the scoop to BBCool, the new browser will support tab browsing and also favicon.ico support.

“There is also a new browser “home screen” that sports a listed history (with favicon.ico support, no less) and “search provider” functionality, courtesy of Google, Yahoo, Dictionary.com, IMDb.com, and Wikipedia.”

My question is, how about a browser that displays the real web page, like Opera Mini or the S60 browser? Is that too much to ask?

Opera Mini “Dimension” Beta is out

What a nice surprise I found this morning. Amongst all my new emails, I had one from Opera telling me that the Dimension Beta was out. Of course, how exciting, I had to go and download it right away.

Happy Tuesday :),

It’s ready. Opera Mini 4 Beta, “Dimension” is available for you to try. Thanks for waiting patiently as we work hard to give you something truly special. We’re proud to say Dimension sets a new standard for Web browsing on mobile phones. There are some noticeable improvements that we’ll describe in detail below.

No problems loading it on my Nokia N80IE. I will write more about its features after I’ve had some time to review the whole thing. For now, here are some screenshots.

UPDATE 6/20: So far so good with this Beta. I’ve noticed that pages load quickly and my phone doesn’t freeze with some websites like it does with the default browser. To Opera’s credit, the release lives up to its billing by “consuming” less data while loading websites.

I like the zoom option. It is easy to go back to a full preview of the page. I have tested the browser extensively with the New York Times website and it has worked flawlessly. I was able to log in to MySpace and it also worked very well.

My only gripe so far is navigating the menus, which seems to be very slow at times.

I think Opera is on the right track here. I have completely replaced the built-in S60 browser for the Dimension Beta.