Opera Mini for the iPhone is expected to be previewed at MWC

Opera Mini for the iPhone is expected to be previewed at MWC
Choice is always a great thing for consumers – it allows them to make an informed decision about something. The battle between the premier web browsers may be heating up as Opera Software is about to unveil Opera Mini for the iPhone during MWC. There is still a lot to like about mobile Safari of course, but Opera Mini's arrival on the handset may be able to alleviate the heavy data usage that most owners tend to accrue. Renowned for their compression technology, which results in faster load pages and reduces data surcharges, it's going to take a lot to convince Apple in approving the app. In recent weeks we've slowly started seeing Apple make some uncanny moves in the wake of their iPad unveiling – such as the green light for VoIP services and live streaming over a 3G connection. Opera may have seemingly grasped a wide range of audiences thanks to its availability on a myriad of platforms, but it'll still need to pass through Apple's approval process in order to be greeted to a new class of customers.

source: Opera and Twitter



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6 Comments

1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

it will be interesting to see if apple does approve this app...since it is being release at MWC i would think that it is likely. I am now hoping that skyfire for the iPhone is on the horizon. i found my next phone if iPhone gets a fuller browser and perhaps this new browser can fill that void...

2. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Xperia wanna be lol that pictures shows the same display as the old xperia uses to pull up the applications

3. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

why would anyone want to run another browser on the iPhone? Isnt Opera bloated compared to Safari?

4. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Have u ACTUALLY used opera mini or mobile? It's pretty damn good. Data compression being it's biggest plus.

5. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Yes I have.....on several of our WinMo phones here at my store. I found it to be very sluggish when trying to load a simple webpage such as CNN.com. But then again, I was using a WinMo device......I was just simply asking a question here, thats all......

6. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

So you've used it yet you sound like you don't know about it? It's bloated? Seriously? Read this carefully: DATA COMPRESSION. Makes surfing on EDGE somewhat bearable. Not to mention that for those who aren't on an unlimited data plan (i.e. european countries), it saves them tons of money. Even on WinMo phones (they're slower, clunkier devices than ones on different platforms), Opera runs circles around IE. Page renders are faster AND more accurate. Why would you want it over Mobile Safari? I say, "Why not?" We don't even know what it's like on the iPhone.

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