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ZDNet UK: MS-Opera Battle Reaches Higher Pitch

Feb 25, 2003, 11:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Loney)

[ Thanks to Nicholas Donovan for this link. ]

"Opera, which recently launched its Small-Screen Rendering technology that makes it easy to read standard Web pages on smartphones, last week said it will never offer a version for Microsoft-powered devices such as the Orange SPV.

"The announcement means that users of Windows-CE based smartphones are likely to be confined to using Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, which many consider inferior when it comes to smartphones and PDAs.

"Opera's mobile browser, which is currently available on the Sony Ericsson P800--a smartphone based on the Symbian operating system--and on the Linux-powered Sharp Zaurus PDA, uses a rendering technique that stacks the elements of a Web page vertically, meaning that a user only need scroll vertically to see the whole pages..."

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