Orkut has been around for nearly 3-4 years now (correct me if I am wrong?) and still Google is not ready to strip the Beta tag. It is a good social network with good and light social features for social networking users but fails to conquer services like MySpace and Facebook.
Recently Orkut launched a low-bandwidth version in hopes of gaining popularity among the dial-up masses of Pakistan, India and other such countries but I personally do not see any good use of it. However the users who can’t leave their beloved 28.8k modems (which I hardly think even exist anymore) can try the low-bandwidth Orkut version which strips off all images and makes browsing fast.
To use the low-band version change your profile settings:
There is also a mobile version of Orkut (m.orkut.com) which has secretly came to the surface and will make your social networking experience more fun while you are on your mobile or phone. It works best with high-resolution screen smartphones like N95 and iPhone. Here is a preview of how a profile looks when visited through the Orkut mobile version.
Quite impressive for a social network which is still not ready to leave its Beta.