Opera Dragonfly and Opera Mobile Emulator
The Opera Mobile Widgets Emulator is also included so developers can easily develop mobile Opera Widgets right on their desktop without having to buy a phone for testing purposes. Opera's previous widget emulator did not let developers install widgets directly from their own machines, but this current one does. The Opera Mobile Widgets Emulator is also available as a separate download.
Opera Mobile Widgets Emulator
The Opera Mobile Emulator covers testing for all of input methods on a mobile device. By starting the application from the command-line with various configuration options, the emulator's size and input mode can be modified. Another welcome productivity feature is the ability to run multiple instances of the emulator. This can help a developer, for example, test a web page for different mobile screen dimensions, orientations, and input modes at the same time.
In touch mode, the mouse represents your finger and the emulator will simulate a touch screen based on your mouse actions. Clicking and dragging simulates gestures on a touchscreen device. There are also controls to simulate device rotation and multitouch. The emulator has all of the features found in Opera Mobile 10, which means that developers can test bookmark synching and Opera Turbo - Opera's compression proxy for faster pages during low bandwidth.
One unique feature in the emulator (desktop) version of Opera Mobile is the ability to modify this in the User Agent settings dialog to mimic various versions of the Opera Mobile browser. These examples below show the settings modifications you would use for (in order from top to bottom) the Nokia/S60, Windows Mobile, and Android versions of the browser:
Opera/9.80 (S60; SymbOS; Opera Mobi/[BUILD_NR]; U; en-GB) Presto/2.4.18 Version/10.00 Opera/9.80 (Windows Mobile; WCE; Opera Mobi/[BUILD_NR]; U; en) Presto/2.4.18 Version/10.00 Opera/9.80 (Android; Linux; Opera Mobi/[BUILD_NR]; U; en) Presto/2.4.18 Version/10.00You can learn more about the Opera Mobile emulator here.