Opera Mini Browser Now Available

On April 13, 2010

Opera Mini was approved today in the App Store.

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. 

When Opera submitted their browser last month, they started a count-up timer to find out how long it would take Apple to approve / not approve the submission.  Since the browser competes with Apple’s Safari browser, it was unclear whether Apple would approve the browser at all.

We will be reviewing the Opera browser shortly as we begin to put it through the head to head tests with Safari… more to come shortly…

Opera Mini can be had here… iTunes link