Opera may currently be the oldest independant web-browser in the market. It’s marketshare may not be big, but Opera has some big advantages and Opera has played their role in standardization of the web.
This year, we’re sending two Valentine cards: our usual one to the open, interoperable web, and one to WebKit too.
There is just one uncertainty that I don’t have an answer to yet. What will happen to Opera Turbo? Being a mobile (train)warrior I use Opera combined with Turbo a lot. Turbo is a proxy engine in the Opera serverfarm which renders webpages exactly for your display. Images are exactly as big as the need to be and html-clutter will be removes. For me it saves around 70% of the bandwidt, which is a lot when you use a low bandwidth cellular connection.
I sure hope, and expect, that Turbo will be continued after this move to Webkit and V8.