Apple haven’t historically been too keen on introducing browsers to rival Safari onto the App store. However, Opera are so confident that their Opera Mini browser will pass Apple’s vigorous application process that they plan to showcase it at this month’s Mobile World Congress.
The main draw here is page load speeds. Opera claim that their Mini browser is 6 times faster than the mobile competition thanks to advanced compression technology. It’s good news for those who pay for their mobile internet use by the MB, as Opera claim it can reduce browsing costs by as much as 90%.
“We are thrilled to offer journalists and partners an exclusive preview of Opera Mini for iPhone during the year’s biggest mobile event,” said Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera Software.
“This is a unique opportunity to introduce the fast, feature-rich Opera Mini experience for the iPhone, and to showcase our latest beta releases of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini on other platforms and devices.
“Opera’s mission is to bring the Web to the world, and by making Opera Mini available on yet another platform, we are one step closer.”
Opera will also be displaying Opera Mobile 10 beta 3 on Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile handsets, Opera Mobile 10 beta running on Android handsets, Opera Mini 5 beta running on a range of handsets and platforms and their cross-platform Widgets Manager beta, running on Windows Mobile and S60 handsets.
By Gerald Lynch | February 10th, 2010