Blogging on mobile using Opera Mini and K750i

I have Sony Ericsson’s K750i which I bought very recently. I like the camera in that. Its very good during the day time and acts like any other mobile camera during the night.Panorama shooting mode is too good if you want to capture scenic place.Below is the example of one such taken during one of my recent treks
Since the day I bought it. I wanted to use it for blogging when I am on road. even though the UI of the phone is great, built in wap browser is not so. Yesterday night I installed Opera Mini browser. Since then I have started liking it.

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Opera Mini™ is a full, Java-based Web browser that allows users to access the full Web on mobile phones that would normally be incapable of running a Web browser. This includes the vast majority of today’s 700 million Java-enabled phones. A remote server pre-processes the Web pages before sending them to the phone. This makes Opera Mini™ perfect for phones with limited resources, or low bandwidth connections.

The UI of this mini browser rocks. The search functionality on the home page is similar to firefox. Where you can search various sites from one place. You can add/remove multiple search engines. You can make any search engine default. Downloading images can be pretty painful on the mobile. You can disable automatic downloading of images in settings. Book,arks feature is also good. You can make some of your book marks to be seen on the home page (or landing page). The browser also caches the visited pages very well. Going back and forward on any page is faster then in the regular K750i browser.Opera Mini has shortcut keys too. I am still getting used to it.Other features mentioned on their web are ( I am still to make use of them)

  • Content download: Download images, MP3s, etc. directly to the phone.
  • New skins: Make Opera Mini your own by selecting from several new and bold skins to suit your mood.
  • Multisearch: Opera Mini offers advanced searching functionality by allowing users to select extra search engines for the home page.
  • Speed dial: Bookmarks displayed on the home page are assigned a shortcut key combination, giving users faster and easier access to their favorite sites.
  • Visual navigation: Quick and smooth horizontal panning when browsing backwards or forwards.

One feature which it lacked was saving the pages. There was no option for saving the pages on to the phone memory. This is one thing I really want. Another option I want is to be able to copy/paste. It is still not possible on opera mini. Other than this I think it rocks. Here is an FAQ if you want to know more about Opera Mini.

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