Opera Mini comes to iPhone

Opera plans to reveal Opera Mini for iPhone to the press and its partners during the 2010 Mobile World Congress (MWC). In addition it’s also said that it will also be launching Opera Mini on other devices including Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile.

Opera Mini is known for its compression technology, which results in significantly faster Web-page loading and reduces data surcharges.

Opera Mini on iPhone

Opera Mini on iPhone

, Co-founder, of Opera Software said. “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.”

While Opera Mini for iPhone will not be publicly available for an unspecified time – I guess this is what they’ll be announcing at the show – there will be some Opera Mini products that will be on show at MWC including:

• 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 variety of handsets and platforms
• Opera’s cross-platform Widgets Manager beta, running on Windows Mobile and S60 handsets

The question everyone is asking is why would you bother with downloading yet another browser on iPhone and Android when there’s already a perfectly serviceable browser on both devices in Safari and Chrome?

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