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Opera CEO talks a bit about future plans for the browser

February 27, 2007

In an interview with the EE Times Opera’s founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner spoke about some of the new innovations and browsing plans for the Opera browser. The big question is “how can the various Opera browsers that are on the multiple platforms (i.e. desktop, mobile, and devices) work together?” Here is what he said:

“If you are browsing, you come across something you like and you bookmark it. Maybe you would like to have the same bookmark on your mobile.”

When I interviewed Jon a few months ago, he also mentioned these big plans of Opera (watch the interview).

“When it comes to the slightly, further into the future [plans], we’re adding the capability to synchronize things between the different offerings, whether you’re using Opera on the mobile or the desktop and the like, which is going to make the experience of utilizing the internet across platforms seamless. And I think that’s a great thing and something to be excited about.”

P.S. The Opera CEO will be on this week’s Opera Chat on Thursday, March 1st (details here).

  1. Wouter van der Graaf
    February 27, 2007 at 5:11 am

    Ever heard of del.icio.us? 😉

  2. Garrett
    February 27, 2007 at 5:27 am

    If integrate into interface, it will be much more convenient than del.icio.us or bookmarklet.

  3. Wouter van der Graaf
    February 27, 2007 at 6:08 am

    True, if you use Opera in all environments. But my point is about using the Web as a platform, independent of browser-specific capabilities.

  4. who_cares
    February 27, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Ever heard of del.icio.us?

    The idea is to implement roaming profiles so they would be auto transferred to any Opera on any platform. Quite different from del.icio.us, huh?. You can read more about it here:


  5. gongo
    February 27, 2007 at 7:24 am

    could this be the new feature in the next beta?

  6. February 27, 2007 at 7:39 am

    I agree with Wouter on this one, over and above sync between opera platforms it would be far easier if they allow sync between online bookmark services such as de.icio.us. I personally like to be able to access my data anywhere and can for the most part do this. What would be best would be the combination of your comments, full integration of del.icio.us et al into the interface. As Opera for mobile/wii/desktop etc is essentially built from the same core, you would then have the sync between platforms as well as to online services.

  7. Nipper
    February 27, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Good luck using del.icio.us from your mobile phone…

  8. Cyro
    February 27, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Nipper: Firefox users don’t use mobile phones to browse the web.

  9. February 27, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Actually I can browse del.icio.us quite well using Opera mobile on my smartphone. Then again it has got a larger screen than a standard phone (02 XDA mini-s).

  10. February 27, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    The del.icio.us website isn’t the only way to access the service. There’s an API, and there are tag-based feeds. It’s entirely possible to integrate del.icio.us bookmarks into the browser. Just look at Flock, or the newer del.icio.us extension for Firefox. (The original extension just provided a pair of toolbar buttons that may as well have been bookmarks. The current one actually merges your local bookmarks with your del.icio.us account.)

    So consider a del.icio.us-style bookmarking service. Now consider desktop, set-top, and mobile browsers that can all sync up to the same set of bookmarks. That’s the ideal.

  11. February 27, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Syncing will only be good, if I can login and sync my bookmarks, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, all my local browser preferences like, ad blocks, page loading times etc.

    That would be really useful!

  12. February 27, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Hope that service/feature will be free.

  13. February 27, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    This has been my most wanted feature for years… I don’t dare to hope that it’ll be as good as it could be…

  14. Matt
    February 27, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    This will rock. I dual boot between Ubuntu and WinXP, so having things such as bookmarks and newsfeeds synchronise would be exceptional. It would surely be a real distinguishing feature for Opera given the current market, and Opera’s quality across so many platforms, let alone operating systems.

    About the only great thing in FF2 is realtime spellchecking, that would be handy if it was included in Opera as well.

  15. Matt
    February 27, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    I’d bet the farm this is the newest feature coming down the pipes. Thanks for the early warning Daniel 😉

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