Opera Mini 5 beta has been released today, adding ‘tabbed browsing’ and password management to the company’s free mobile browser. The software, which can be downloaded free from http://m.opera.com/next, compresses data by up to 90% to offer a faster browsing experience.
Orange has published a video clip of the new Motorola DEXT and its MOTOBLUR interface. The phone will be exclusive to Orange in the UK; from October it’ll be free on a £34.26 per month two-year contract.
Ofcom General Condition 23 (GC23) comes into effect today, 16th September 2009. It follows Ofcom's statement "Protecting consumers from mis-selling of mobile telecommunications services", which was published on 17th March. From today, GC23 makes the UK’s mobile service providers legally responsible for ensuring their products and services are not mis-sold. More specifically, the new rules prohibit mobile networks and dealers from "engaging in dishonest, misleading or deceptive conduct". Networks could be fined up to 10% of their turnover for any breaches.