Archive for August 8th, 2006

Opera on DS Lite and Mylo

Opera has managed to get its browser in two of the coolest gadgets this year: the Nintendo DS Lite and the Sony Mylo Communicator. Opera sent me the user agent of their DS Lite version earlier today and now OSNews sports full support for that device, serving its cHTML mobile version automatically. I am waiting for Sony Mylo’s user agent from Opera so I can add support for it too.

BTW, I saw a couple of web sites comparing the Mylo to Nokia 770 but I think that the two devices are apples and oranges. Except the fact that both devices have WiFi, the similarities end right there. The Mylo is smaller and pocketable, has a hardware keyboard, 1 GB of flash, MSTick Duo slot and supports Skype. The 770 has a better higher-resolution screen, touchscreen, Bluetooth (so it can connect to the net via GPRS in addition to WiFi or USB routing) and Gizmo SIP/GTalk. The only disadvantages compared to Mylo is it’s dual-voltage RS-MMC slot and its 50 MBs of available space. Its biggest advantage though is that the N770 is a really powerful device rather just an embedded systems closed communicator: the user can install his/her own apps in it. So, for me, the Mylo and the 770 are not comparable. IF these two devices were cellphones, the N770 would be a smartphone and the Mylo would be a feature phone. They do few of the same basic things, but the extensibility of a smartphone always wins.

No matter what though, Opera runs on all of these devices…