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Ovi Browser Beta - Mobile Browser by Nokia

Not very long when I had found a browser named nWeb by Novarra on the web. That version didn't work for me. So I searched for a new version. Then I came across the news that it has been acquired by Nokia. So I was expecting the release of a new browser by Nokia. First I thought it'll only come as inbuilt browser with Nokia phones. But Nokia has now unveiled the beta version of its Ovi Browser, which is downloadable from its site.

Ovi Browser has been targeted towards the Nokia s40 phones. Nokia promises to bring the rich web experience to its s40 devices with this new mobile browser. The Ovi Browser has been planned to release early in next year and is currently in beta. Though it lacks many features than its competitors as Opera Mini, UC Browser and Bolt, more features and better experience is expected in the next beta.

Ovi Browser features a nice user interface similar to that of Bolt, but much polished. The ad banner on the top sucks though. Also the address autocomplete is slightly advanced than other browsers.

I've not explored much as it was showing "Certificate not on Phone or SIM" and I was struggling to make it work on my phone. Keep in mind that it'll not work without the JAD file. So you must install both JAR and JAD files. For users with Certificate issues, I have made a JAD file without Certificates. All the three files including JAR, JAD and the unsigned JAD are in the ZIP archive(Link below). Just rename the unsigned JAD from
OviBrowserBetaUnsigned.jad to OviBrowserBeta.jad if you want to install the unsigned version.

Key Features

★ Fast page load times
★ Over the air data usage reduced up to 90%
★ Three view modes - Full Page View, Zoomed-in View, Column View
★ Integrated search on start page with selectable list of search engines
★ Favourites
★ Browsing and Search history
★ URL and Form auto completion
★ Snap to text during scrolling
★ Speed scrolling using numeric keypad
★ Automatically jumps to the main content on a page to reduce scrolling
★ One click jump to login and search in Column View
★ Page segmentation in Column View to simplify navigation.

Supported Models

Most new Nokia Series 40 phones including 2700 Classic, 2730 Classic, 3120 Classic, 3600 Slide, 5130 XpressMusic, 5220 Xpressmusic, 5310 XpressMusic, 5330 Mobile TV Edition, 5330 Xpressmusic, 5610, 6300i, 6303, 6500 Slide, 6500 Classic, 6600 Slide, 6700 Classic, 7210 Supernova, 7900 Prism and X3


Just point your mobile browser to browser.ovi.com to download Ovi Browser. You can also download the ZIP file below

OviBrowserBeta.zip (324.59 KB)