I was just wondering how long it would take before Apple determined the fate of Opera Mini for iPhone, and I've got some good news -- it's been approved and will be available for free on the App Store within 24 hours! Can't say I was expecting that, since non-Safari-based browsers have typically been verboten from Apple's little kingdom, but we're certainly happy to be surprised.
It's not November '09 as originally promised, but Novothink has now announced that its Solar Surge charging cases for the iPhone and iPod touch are finally available. Those will run $79.95 for the iPhone 3G/3GS version and $69.95 for the iPod touch version (second gen only, it seems), which are each available only in black or white at the moment (additional colors are "coming soon), and should add between four and eight hours of talk time, or up to 20 hours of additional audio playback. That's, of course, when the charger is fully charged, but Novothink says you can still expect to get between 30 and 60 minutes of talk time after just 30 minutes of exposure to direct sunlight.
Have you ever wanted to pluging your ipod without all those great white cords laying all over your nice black kitchen granite counter top. I know I have. This might be the answer... If only it came in black!