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…

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binarycrusader wrote on August 9th, 2006 at 5:27 AM PST:

More deployments of Opera can only be a good thing. One can only hope that the more Opera is deployed, the more web developers will be encouraged to use W3 standards when writing pages. Opera makes a great browser, and now that they give it away for free to individuals, I think they’re especially deserving of commercial success in these markets.


Tom Dison wrote on August 9th, 2006 at 7:39 AM PST:

I was an original supporter of the Opera Magic Project, when Opera first considered going cross-platform (it was a touch call). Now, Opera is EVERYWHERE. Win, Mac, Linux, BSD, OS/2, PalmOS, WinCE, Phones, etc, etc. I consider this a great achievement. I actually interviewed for a C++ job with Opera, but I would have had to move to Norway! Kudos to Opera!!


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Eugenia wrote on August 10th, 2006 at 4:34 AM PST:

I don’t think that exists a native Opera for Palm.


Tom Dison wrote on August 10th, 2006 at 6:24 AM PST:

Opera runs on the PalmOS using the micro JVM, and yes, I imagine it would be quite slow, although I have no experience with it on the Palm. It sure is great on my Samsung A740 cell phone!


Tim Burnham wrote on August 10th, 2006 at 9:34 AM PST:

Tom Dison: wait, PalmOS?? Do tell! I’ve heard Opera Mini runs slowly in some Palm Java runtime or another, but I hardly think that counts. Are there any plans for a native version?


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