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Mix: Opera Mini, Tap Tap NIN, Classics

According to recent statements given to the New York Times by Opera Software co-founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, Apple has rejected a version of the company’s Opera Mini browser from the App Store. The report states that Opera’s developers have produced a version of Opera Mini that can run on the iPhone, but that Apple is barring its release because it competes with Apple’s own Safari browser.

Tapulous has released the Nine Inch Nails edition of its popular iPhone and iPod touch rhythm game Tap Tap Revenge. The game includes 13 NIN tracks from The Slip and Ghosts I-IV, multi-player mode, and NIN-themed graphics. Tap Tap Revenge: Nine Inch Nails Edition is available now from the App Store and sells for $5.

Andrew Kaz and Phillip Ryu have released Classics, a new book reading application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Classics offers users a unique interface that mimics that of a real book, along with an integrated progress display, a table of contents button for quick navigation, visual bookmarks, and a virtual bookcase view for sorting through the offerings. Classics comes pre-loaded with books such as The Time Machine, Paradise Lost, and The Jungle Book; the developers promise to add more books to the collection via free updates. Classics is available now from the App Store and sells for $3.

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1

“Opera Software co-founder Jon Stephenson”

Jon who?

Maybe this story was phoned in - over a really bad line!

Posted by paulo on October 31, 2008 at 9:06 AM (PDT)

2

Loss for Apple customers. Opera Mini on my Palm Treo is blazingly fast and easy to use.
Scared of competition much Jobs? Safari won’t evolve if you hide it from it’s more evolved cousins and you’ll miss out in the long run.

Posted by Chris Matchett on October 31, 2008 at 1:32 PM (PDT)

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Safari is MUCH better than Oper Mini but still, restricting competitors never looks good. Better for Apple to allow it and see what happens.

Posted by tech42er on October 31, 2008 at 7:31 PM (PDT)

4

God I would KILL to have Opera on my iPhone, the Safari browser can’t compete with that. The full Opera Mobile would be better, but at least I’d be able to sync up my username/passwords, bookmarks, history, notes, etc.

This move reminds me of what people complained about Microsoft and IE. Just let Opera put the app up, it’d benefit iPhone users and make BOTH browsers better because of the competition.

Posted by Kyle on October 31, 2008 at 11:16 PM (PDT)

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