Everything Guy Kawasaki did not know about Opera
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:12:53 PM
Today we had a visit at Opera HQ by Guy Kawasaki, a well known public speaker, author and responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984(!). Recently he has been involved in creating an RSS aggregator site called Alltop.
We had a chat with the entrepreneur, and it turns out that there were a few things he did not know about Opera:
Opera Mini is the world's biggest mobile browser which will help you save money by compressing Web sites up to 90% (phew!).
That's right. Mr. Kawasaki was shocked when he discovered that he had to pay up to $5.00 for every MB he downloaded during his stay in Norway. Luckily for him, Opera Mini uses only a tenth of the bandwidth of other browsers, compressing Web pages by up to 90%. That means you can surf more for less money.
Opera Mini on a 2G network is as fast as Safari on 3G.
Extend your battery life on your iPhone by disabling 3G and experience the same speed you get when browsing with Safari on a 3G network. Pretty cool!
Wait? I can synchronize bookmarks and stuff on Opera Mini?
Correct. Using Opera Link, a special Opera Mini folder is created where you can synchronize your bookmarks and Speed Dial from your PC/Mac to a mobile phone running Opera Mini. Check out our tutorial to get started.
Opera has powerful Web applications?
It sure seemed like Guy had a good time visiting Opera. We also managed to grab a screenshot of his iPhone where Opera Mini is placed in a good positon.