It was only a couple of weeks ago that I blogged on how I’d be switching to Opera Mini as the main browser on my iPhone as soon as it became available. Well today was the day that I removed Safari from my home screen and replaced it with the speedier and in my view, more easier-to-use Opera Mini.
Besides the speed, one of the best features I like about Opera Mini is the Start Page – allows you to specify your top 9 best web sites / pages, where Opera Mini then records a thumbnail which allows you to basically speed-dial these favorite pages. Oh and of course, the other brilliant feature about Opera Mini is that it is FREE!
Would love to hear your thoughts about it in the comments below
Opera Mini Press Release
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Oslo, Norway – April 13, 2010 – Opera today announced its popular mobile browser, Opera Mini has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. Opera Mini will be available as a free download within 24 hours, depending on market.
Opera Mini, with more than 50 million users worldwide, enables fast mobile Web browsing by compressing data by up to 90 percent before sending content to the device, resulting in significantly improved page loading. Users of the app will notice an uptake in speed, especially on slower networks such as the 2G Edge network. Surfing the Web with the Opera Mini App on iPhone and iPod touch will also help users save money because of its data compression capabilities. This will hold especially true while the user is incurring roaming charges.
“We are delighted to offer iPhone and iPod touch users a great browsing experience with the Opera Mini App,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “This app is another step toward Opera’s goal of bringing the Web to more people in more places.”
The Opera Mini App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/.