Opera reveals version 10 vision

by admin July 28, 2006 at 12:25 pm

The browser company has given a preview of its plans for the next incarnation of Opera, following the recent release of Opera 9

Opera is making plans to steal market share from Microsoft.

Although a launch date for Opera 10 hasn’t yet been set, Opera is hoping that the application will lure users away from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 by building on Opera 9’s use of small Web applications called Widgets.

Opera 9 was released on 20 June, and is intended to combat IE 7’s release later this year, according to the company.

“Opera 9 is the first salvo towards IE 7. We’re trying to give a user-friendly experience and eliminate problems,” said Thomas Ford, public relations manager for desktop Opera software.

Opera wants version 10 to work on and across any platform, a continuation of its work to make Opera 9 compatible with different platforms such as Nintendo DS games consoles, as a way of differentiating the browser from Microsoft’s offering.

Read more: ZDNet UK