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Opera Fingertouch - improving browser interaction

Opera, the Norwegian browser and web technology company, today introduced Fingertouch, a technology which aims to make it easier to interact with a web page on touchscreen devices. On such devices, especially those with smaller screens, when selectable page elements (e.g. links or form elements) are grouped close together on a web page, it can be difficult to accurately select the right element. Opera's Fingertouch looks to solve this problem by providing visual feedback and 'zooming in' on the clustered elements. Read on for more and demo video.

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On a 5800 browser a double touch (two quick consecutive touches) zooms in on the page so you can select your link easier.

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Yeah, Opera does that too. It has an option to allow clicks on links without zooming in (disabled by default on mine), but this facility is neater and much more practical when using a finger instead of a stylus.

But UIQ as the trial platform? Seriously?

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how funny...UIQ3 still has a much better browser for touch than s60 v5

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I've lost all faith in Opera as a company releasing anything for S60. First they announced Opera 9, then Opera 9.5 and now this but they haven't delivered anything S60 for years now. All they have for S60 on their site is the old and retired ver 8.65.
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Hardeep1singh, unless you want to look like a douche, replace "symbian" for "s60"

thank you

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@unregistered. In case you didn't know, UIQ is dead, S90 is dead, S80 is dead and FOMA doesn't count. Symbian is more or less the same as S60.

Still, point taken.
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I've lost all faith in Opera as a company releasing anything for S60.
Except they released a widget manager (based on 9.5 I presume).

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Opera 9.5 UIQ3 version: Public beta testing a touch browser for at most 3-4 devices NATIVELY having touch support deep inside kernel and the entire OS frameworks.
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S60: Hundreds of models from different vendors, so stable that users needs to be pushed to update firmware (so hundreds of different firmware rev.) , touch support was added in to single model, in massive transtition to a completely different development model which will add hundreds of more models from even more brands.

Don't forget the Webkit based browser in them which works fine for most. It didn't work for me and I used it to purchase Opera 8.65 only but that is me.

Don't you see the massive difference between UIQ3 and S60? Should a serious commercial company ship a beta that keeps crashing losing people's data?

If you want to flame a browser vendor having way more funds and manpower (yes, some are paid) than Opera, ask Mozilla guys about where the heck is S60 version for all these years.

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Don't you see the massive difference between UIQ3 and S60? Should a serious commercial company ship a beta that keeps crashing losing people's data?
Not sure I get your point.

Who is shipping a beta that keeps crashing and losing people's data?

Actually yes, betas can and will crash, and might lose data.
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