Here's a quick look at Opera Mobile on Android. And it looks, well, like you'd expect Opera Mobile to on Android. It's nice and fast, thanks to the major compression going on, and it'll make a nice addition to Android's browser arsenal. Problem is, you can't get it. We've mentioned before that Opera Mobile's only available to manufacturers and carriers: Basically it has to be cooked into the ROM. And so it remains, which is too bad.

The good news is there's still Opera Mini, which can be found in the Android Market. But we'd love for the big brother to make it onto our phones some day.

 

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AC @ MWC: Hands-on video with the Opera Mobile browser for Android

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"We are committed to the end-user and the end-user includes Android" No joke, many people leave BlackBerry for Android. I put opera on my mom's curve because its the only way to get a webpage to look and function like a web page on the 8330 without wifi or evdo revA (its rev 0)

I really think it would just be better if they would not make mention of all this stuff coming until they know when it was coming with a date !!! So frustrating to say the least , notghing more frustrating than waiting for adobe flash . seems like they have been telling us forever that it is coming , still no deal yet !!!!!! All they do is piss people off with stuff like this !!!