The default web browser on my Nokia 5800 (NAM v20) is too slow for my liking, so I’ve been using Opera Mini. It looks like they silently updated it to version 4.2.14320 on May 12th. No announcements are found on their site or forums. A minor update like this could most likely mean bug fixes. I didn’t find any new features.
Note: Nokia 5800 North American (NAM) device with firmware version 20 was the current version at published time.
You can download the new version by going to mini.opera.com on your phone or computer.
I never complained about the web browser on my previous non-touchscreen phones like the Nokia N85, E71, and N95 8GB, but the one on the 5800 is frustratingly too slow for me. I already complained about this in a video earlier when I reviewed the Nokia 5800′s browser. I hope firmware updates will solve this problem.
I don’t like the user experience on Opera Mini when entering a web address or filling out textboxes and message boxes. On the other hand, it is a lot faster and more accurate in loading websites than the default one on the Nokia 5800. Another downside to Opera Mini is that you won’t be able to view embedded Youtube videos.
How are you doing with the web browser on your Nokia 5800?