Opera announced that its new Opera Mobile 9.5 browser will be installed on the upcoming HTC Touch Diamond.
The HTC-specific version of Opera Mobile 9.5 introduces a new intuitive user interface (UI) and includes numerous innovative features that elevate the Internet experience on a phone. Page viewing and panning allows users to scan and navigate pages quickly while Opera Zoom enables users to dive into the page and get closer to the content they want. Turning the device sideways automatically rotates the Web page view from a portrait to landscape view.
Among the other features of Opera 9.5 are:
- Tabbed browsing
- Improved text wrap
- Landscape mode
- Call phone number directly from Web page
- History and bookmarks
- Copy text
The HTC Touch Diamond will be released in Europe in June. Lat this quarter, it will become available in Asia and the Middle East. Latin and North America will have to wait until the second half of the year.