In addition to Netflix, Flixster, official Twitter and all those other apps demoed today by Microsoft, they also finally gave us a look at their official YouTube app, which will presumably be an optional download in the Marketplace.
Are you starting to get the idea that third party applications are a major part of Microsoft’s strategy for Windows Phone 7?
Microsoft has released a video on their Channel9 site that gives brief demonstrations of Netflix and Twitter applications as well as offerings from Flixter, OpenTable, and Travelocity. Netflix we saw fairly early at the Mix Conference, an official Twitter app is new (though we have seen a Twitter client from Seesmic) and the other tools are new as well.
While the rest of the world is focused on Windows Phone 7, our pals in Norway haven't forgotten about Windows Mobile.
Today, Opera released an updated version of Opera Mini, bringing the version up to 5.1 and adding some new features including:
- The ability to set Opera Mini as the default browser
- Support for devices with high-resolution (high DPI)
- Improved page layout and font rendering
- Support for auto-rotation/accelerometer support
- Advanced configuration support for power users
While its big brother, Opera Mobile, gets a lot of attention, Opera Mini has gone a long way since its days of needing a separate Java client, making the differences between the two less obvious. Having said that, we've always liked Mini a bit more than Mobile just for its sheer speed. And no, Opera has not said anything about Windows Phone 7 support, though we know native browsers are a no-go for at least v1.0 of the new OS.
Anyways, you should be able to grab version 5.1 today by navigating to m.opera.com on your phone. Check out some of the screen shots below and the full press release after the break. Sound off in comments on your thoughts after you tried it!