Although Opera 9
was only released on 20 June, the browser company is already looking forward
to the release of version 10, and is providing a preview
of its plans for the next incarnation.
"We want to enable Opera 10 to work on any device — mobile, desktop, games consoles. We want to find ways to tie things in much better. That's something we do that Microsoft fundamentally can't," said Thomas Ford, public relations manager for desktop Opera software.
The company has also unveiled plans to encourage developers to use Opera as a Web development platform, using open standards. To this end, the company is working on a range of developer tools.
Opera 9 has already been a significant success, with 700,000 downloads on the first day of release.