Opera Mini coming to Windows Phone soon?

Opera Mini coming to Windows Phone soon?
You might remember when Opera Mobile was a great browser on a few Windows Mobile powered handsets including the ageless HTC HD2. But Opera has been a no show for Windows Phone and that is getting some Windows Phone users nostalgic for the old days. But there is hope. It could be that Opera is actually working on a version of Opera Mini for Microsoft's mobile OS.

The Opera Mini team recently responded to an inquiry about a version of the browser for Windows Phone and sent back an intriguing message saying that the engineering team has Windows Phone on their list and will make an announcement as soon as it is ready. That sure sounds to our ears like the app is being worked on as we speak. As of February, there were 300 million people using Opera Mini and you might see that number grow nicely if a Windows Phone app is added. Last October, Opera did confirm an interest in porting Opera Mobile and Opera Mini to the Windows Phone platform.



source: WP-Hub via WMPoweruser

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22 Comments

1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

including my still-being-used HTC Touch HD.

2. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

It's only a matter of time before all the big name apps come to Windows phone. Many official apps came to Windows phone this year. Flipboard, vine, path, mint are also in pipeline.

6. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

still no youtube and instagram LOL

9. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

It has metrotube which is better than any youtube app on iOS and android. No one cried for youtube until spat between Google and Microsoft because there are many good youtube apps on WP. But I agree about instagram. 6tagram is going to be released this week which already got 5 star rating while in Beta. Its being verified by instagram so that its in the rules of instagram.

11. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Microsoft's Youtube app doesn't because Google keeps blocking it. However, maybe it's time that Google's online apps were made to stop working properly on Windows xp/vista/7/8. Perhaps no program made by Google should be allowed to run on x86 machines that use Windows OS... Microsoft should have purchased Instagram from Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, but Facebook bought it instead. However, it's hardly the most complex program in the universe, and other replacements will suffice. WP8 is growing like a hurricane, and the days of iOS and Android being the only attractions in town will be over in just a few short years (count on it).

15. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

'WP8 is growing like a hurricane' http://i.imgur.com/CNY18Ss.png

16. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Damn rights! Fasten the hatches, and break out the life jackets. WP8 is about to make landfall, and break this dumb smartphone OS duopoloy once and for all ;o)

19. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Yeah! a slug speed hurricane. Almost 3 years(WP7 launch Oct 2010) now and still market share is less than 4%. Anyway Good news for all WP users.

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

There's a lot of YouTube apps, and Metrogram is way better than the YouTube app you're using on iDroid.. MetroTube is also available on W8.. And there are at least 4 good Instagram apps for WP.. My GF just switched to a 8X from her old iPhone, and one requirements that she had was that WP have Instagram... Well, let's just say that she doesn't miss her iPhone one bit... She also had a HTC oneX, and she really doesn't miss it at all.. So, what does that say about WP❔... You'd better get your facts straight and realize that times are changing...

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Wow Great news... i always miss opera mini since i switched to WP.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This should be a good alternative... Hell i can't reply on a thread on phonearena with the IE, that's just sad and stupid.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

On WP7/7.5 or 8? Works fine on my Lumia 900 (using it right now actually) but the buttons disappear on my 925.

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

WP8, 720 specifically. I long pressed and it comes visible, then i let go and it vanishes.

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Use mobile version of phonearena works fine for me...

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Waitaminute... Did Alan call windows phone 8 "Microsoft's open source OS"? am I missing something here?

10. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

That's what I've been wondering! O.o

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I have fond memories of Opera from my Symbian days, but there's little to sway me from IE, and I always Nokia Xpress browser if I need a more data-friendly browser. Good alternative for those with non-Lumia WPs.

13. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I have a strong feeling the app will cost and not be 0.99

14. ImperialDynamics

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

the Internet Explorer on Windows Phone is a great browser. Really great. I don't care about Opera

21. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

It's alright. 2 issues. I wish it would wrap all text like in some forums. 2nd it's the ONLY app that crashes my Lumia 920. It happens randomly like once or twice a week. I'm hoping the next update fixes it.

20. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Opera Mini/Mobile was the shiznit back in the day! Yes please!

22. mohit9206

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Its about time.Opera mini is my primary browser on my android phone and would definitely switch to WP as soon as opera is available on WP.

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