Before the trend for tiny screens started there were some great and also very snappy Windows Mobile 2003 devices. Not all of them were upgraded to Windows Mobile 5 (and it usually made them slower).
Windows Mobile 2003 did not have the best browser however, which often meant the Java-based Opera Mini was installed. Opera has recently released a native version of the same browser, which unfortunately will only install in Windows Mobile 5.0 and up devices.
Fortunately Smartphone Magazineâ€™s Werner Ruotsalainen repackaged the CAB installer so that it works perfectly on devices running Windows Mobile 2003 and 2003SE.
Mobicomputing.com has published this video showing it running perfectly on a Dell Axim X50v PDA.
Get full instructions at Smartphonemag here.