Opera Mini coming preinstalled on the Nokia X2!

7 Sep

The Nokia X2 to many represents the Finnish company’s bid to win back lower segment from the likes of the Corby, Cookie and new players. Running on the S40 platform with Ovi services packed into it and sporting a 5.0-megapixel camera, it seems a very decent value for money option at the official tag of Rs 5,999. However, what really piqued our interest was the fact that the phone comes with Opera Mini preinstalled on it (you can check the specs here) – a fascinating move when you considered that Nokia had itself released the Ovi Browser for its S40 platform not too long, using a data compression technology that was similar to Opera’s. Nokia is also one of the companies that has tended to back its own (pretty decent) browser on the Symbian platform (although we have heard of Opera Mini coming preinstalled on some Nokia devices such as the 3720), so for us, this marks a pretty significant move in the mobile browser wars. It also in a way attests to Opera Mini’s pre-eminence in lower-to-mid-segment devices (it comes preinstalled on most lower segment handsets from newer players like Micromax and Lava), although we do expect Nokia to compete hard there. As of now, however, we must applaud the Espoo boys for giving users an alternative in a relatively high-profile device.

2 Responses to “Opera Mini coming preinstalled on the Nokia X2!”

  1. RajeeV September 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    IS nokia going Micromax way 😀

  2. Sandeep Shete September 9, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    No matter how much I love opera mini,i think its important to bundle other browser which doesnt go for server side processing

    we need simple browsers to avail offers such as “pay per site”

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