Opera’s new e-mail client is separate from the browser.

Bad move. Bad, bad move.

http://www.opera.com/computer/mail

The innovation and power of Opera is what earned it respect from users. With the switch to the new browser engine, they’re removing the e-mail client and news reader. Now Opera will be “just another browser”. Ouch.

Additionally, without the full integration, features such as mouse gestures are gone; part of the interface native to Opera that diehard fans relied upon. As a stand-alone e-mail client Opera’s version is very, very weak.

I don’t see this ending well, at all.

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