Opera Software finally ported it's superb web browser to native Symbian sis format. The main question now is - where to download this app to your Nokia phone? You can do it the same way as with regular J2ME version of Opera Mini app, just follow this link m.opera.com and scroll down web page until you see link to Opera Mini for Symbian sisx installer. This version supports all modern Symbian S60 versions from 3rd edition to 5th and Symbian^3.
The Opera Mini 5.1 native app got some improvements to the J2ME version of Opera Mini:
- Significantly faster (2x-3x) loading time
- Support for more Nokia devices
- Faster page-load and scrolling
- Native device text input and FEP support, including narrative like Talks
- Symbian clipboard integration for copy & paste, email, web browser
In wrap-up I can say that the new, optimized native version has excellent performance and is better integrated with native applications and Symbian OS. I waited this release a long time, now I'm happy to use it in my phone.
Today Opera Software released Beta 2 version of Opera Mini for Symbian. It has improved stability and FEP input support.