Many of us have brought our laptops to events only to meet the cruel irony that crowded wireless hot spots mean tech event attendees go without internet access. Today Opera announced the third beta release of the Opera 10 browser including a number of interesting UI improvements and special emphasis on Opera Turbo. Rumored to improve browsing speeds over limited bandwidth connections, Turbo is a compression technology that the company describes as "curing the bandwidth blues."
Says Oslo-based Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, "This third beta comes after a lot of careful improvements. We have never released such a solid piece of technology that not only runs seamlessly, but is so nice to look at as well. I am proud of this release, and I hope that the Web-using world will benefit from a browser that is truly ready to do some heavy lifting."
In addition to Turbo, Opera's 10 beta 3 also incorporates 38 languages and builds upon the browsers pre-existing design features. For instance, users can now view their tabs and tools to the right, left, bottom and top of the screen. While these are great features for bookmarking and easy access to widgets, the tool's pre-existing "Speed Dial" feature, similar to Safari 4's "Top Site" is already a good way to find your favorite destinations.
Additional Opera 10 features include web mail and web feed reader integration and an inline spell-checker for blogs, Twitter and Facebook posts. To find out more info on Opera 10 beta 3 or to install it, visit opera.com/browser/next.