Opera Releases Opera Mini Browser
Opera Software today announced the worldwide release of Opera Mini, the full Web browser that runs on almost every mobile phone, including Palm OS handhelds and Treo smartphones. Opera Mini is available free of charge via a over the air WAP download, or for a small fee via SMS.
Installing Opera Mini is as simple as downloading a ringtone or a game. You simply send an SMS or direct your phone's WAP browser to http://mini.opera.com. Opera Mini for Palm OS requires you have the Palm Java Micro Environment installed. More details on the Palm OS version are available here.
Opera Mini compresses Web pages by up to 80% and reformats them using Small-Screen Rendering for easy and fast browsing on small, mobile screens. For the end-user, this means faster browsing and dramatically reduced phone bills for those who pay per KB in data traffic.
Opera Mini's start page features a Google search box for quick access to Web search. And the customizable bookmark list makes it easy to save and surf your favorite sites.
The first trial of Opera Mini was launched in Norway in August 2005, and Michael Gartenberg, VP & Research Director of Jupiter Research, called the little, but powerful, browser "a really big breakthrough for the mobile space."
Opera Mini is available in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish. More languages will be available shortly.
Thanks to PalmAddicts for the tip.