Say Hello to Ovi Browser beta for S40

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ovi browser featuredNokia has introduced the Ovi Browser beta for Series 40 phones to help meet the needs of mobile Internet users in emerging markets and around the world. We believe users of Series 40 should be entitled to rich web browsing experiences like those of smartphones, but without the same price tag.

Ovi Browser brings rich web browsing to Series 40 devices that’s fast, easy, and saves on data charges. The browser is powered by patented cloud-based Internet compression technology that delivers advanced web pages to your phone. As a result, pages show up quicker than ever and over the air data usage is reduced up to 90%. Beyond performance, the browser includes an innovative user interface that makes it easy to access your favorite content directly from the start page without having to hunt through menus.

Supported Phones

The Ovi Browser is only supported on select Series 40 devices. Supported S40 devices include:

Nokia 2700 Classic, Nokia 2730 Classic, Nokia 3120 Classic, Nokia 3600 Slide, Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, Nokia 5220 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, Nokia 5330 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5610, Nokia 6300i, Nokia 6303, Nokia 6500 Slide, Nokia 6500 Classic, Nokia 6600 Slide, Nokia 6700 Classic, Nokia 7210 Supernova, Nokia 7900 Prism, Nokia X3

Key Features

  • Fast page load times
  • Over the air data usage reduced up to 90%
  • Three view modes – Full Page View, Zoomed-in View, Column View
  • Integrated search on start page with selectable list of search engines
  • Favourites
  • Browsing and Search history
  • URL and Form auto completion
  • Snap to text during scrolling
  • Speed scrolling using numeric keypad
  • Automatically jumps to the main content on a page to reduce scrolling
  • One click jump to login and search in Column View
  • Page segmentation in Column View to simplify navigation

You can download Ovi Browser beta version by going to http://browser.ovi.com on your current mobile browser

5 comments

  1. That was an impressive move by nokia. I hope the symbian version shall follow soon.What i like most about the browser, is the selectable search engine.Who knows this could be an alternative to opera.

  2. Looks like an opera in Ovi skin or more basically it uses the same technology as Opera. Which ever way, this is a nice one.

    And they say tabbed browsing will be added later.

  3. I already tried it out on my 2730. It works fine but it does not match operamini in ‘value added’ features, u know what i mean.
    It runs d network test at every startup, i could not access its history, it does not hav an option for saving or downloading images but it does a great job on data compression, u cant but notice this ‘cos it shows a summary of traffic at exit.
    Its all gud, great move by the finns.

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