Fat Lady Already Sang

October 31, 2008

According to reports, Opera has already completed a ‘mini’ web browser that would potentially compete with the Safari browser already provided on the iPhone and iPod Touch.  Word has it that because of the rules of the Apple App Store, the Opera browser is not being permitted for listing as a download.  

Some people are upset saying that Apple should allow more options for using the iPhone/iPod Touch. Being an iPhone 3G user, I have to say that I do have some qualms in regard to Safari.  The recently released T-Mobile G1 Android phone includes a feature with it’s web browser that enables a ‘zoom out’ view’ with a magnifying square (click for video).  The square makes it possible to view the entire webpage and scroll around until you want to drop back in to a close up of the page.  I think this option would be very useful especially when viewing webpages not really formatted for mobile devices.  

I think it’s a step backward for Apple to not allow more variety and choices for consumers, but obviously it is a step forward in keeping their product in the spotlight.

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5 Responses to “Fat Lady Already Sang”

  1. Joe Anonymous said

    Can anyone explain why we should consider using a browser from a company which can’t even read the terms of service that Apple provides? They went ahead and developed a browser for the iPhone and only then figured out that they couldn’t sell it? Dweebs.

  2. Aaron said

    Umm iPhone has the zoom the feature. If you use it you know that when you go to a webpage you see the whole page, to zoom in on a particular portion you either double click the area or you pinch to zoom. Am I missing something here?? LOL

  3. Gus Loukaniko said

    If you go to youtube and actually look at the video of the feature I’m talking about, then you’d realize that the feature on the iphone is definitely not the same.

  4. ericsabourin said

    It really is a shame Apple’s doing thing. I was looking forward to seeing FireFox for iPhone D:

  5. I don’t see any need for a different browser. The iPhone’s browser is the best in the world, period. If Apple doesn’t include flash, there is a good reason behind it.

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