This puts the Ovi browser in the direct competition with Opera's Mini which has been in this space since 2005 and is arguably the most used mobile web browser today.Like Opera Mini, Ovi Browser is a Java client that uses a compression proxy to reduce bandwidth.
Nokia said,"We’re in the process now of building up our global infrastructure to provide the best possible speed, performance, and reliability for millions of users. We’ll also be adding features to improve local search and personalization and extending support for more local languages and markets “.
Ovi Browser brings rich web browsing to Series 40 devices that's fast, easy, and saves on data charges. The browser is powered by patented cloud-based Internet compression technology that delivers advanced web pages to your phone. As a result, pages show up quicker than ever and over the air data usage is reduced up to 90%.
Beyond performance, the browser includes an innovative user interface that makes it easy to access your favorite content directly from the start page without having to hunt through menus
Other features include support for form and URL auto complete. Users can also select their default search engines. It also supports various view modes including a full page view, zoomed-in view, column view.
The Ovi browser is now designed for Nokia's mid-range Series 40 phones. The new mobile app is compatible with phones like Nokia 2700 Classic, Nokia 2730 Classic, Nokia 3120 Classic, Nokia 3600 Slide, Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, Nokia 5220 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, Nokia 5330 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5610, Nokia 6300i, Nokia 6303, Nokia 6500 Slide, Nokia 6500 Classic, Nokia 6600 Slide, Nokia 6700 Classic, Nokia 7210 Supernova, Nokia 7900 Prism, Nokia X3.