What do you get when you take a bunch of mobile browser developers and give them free run of the lab? A preview build of Opera's Mobile 10 browser running on the Nokia N900 and N800/N810 Internet Tablet.
Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia's open-source Maemo platform sprang to life as a hobbyist's thrill in the Opera Labs and is now being released, along with a laundry list of caveats, for intrepid testers. Opera stresses that this is no official Opera build. As such, it hasn't been put through the QA paces, and is one experiment that could very well fizzle out before achieving a final release.
Inside, the features in Opera Mobile 10 on Maemo will mirror Opera Mobile 10 for Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, including tabbed browsing, Speed Dial, and syncing bookmarks and other browsing info with other Opera browsers you may use.
This isn't the first time that Maemo has attracted a browser-maker's attention. Mozilla also chose Nokia's operating system to incubate its mobile Firefox browser.