So right after releasing version 10.50 of its web browser for Windows, here comes Opera again with another Â announcement Â which we would not have expected to happen. Opera Software just released a native version of its Opera Mini 5 beta for Windows Mobile 5- and 6-based phones.
This means that Windows Mobile phones just got a an optimized version of the Opera Mini browser which hopefully would improve the web browsing performance of these phones. What’s interesting about this development is that despite requiring Java, Opera was able to make the Mini browser to run on Windows mobile phones. These phone models happen to be unsupportive of Java technology. But then, Opera managed to bypass this requirements.
Even without Java running, the Opera Mini 5 beta for WinMo phones offers the same browsing experience as the Opera Mini 5 in mobile phones that support Java. So, you’d also get to use Opera’s famous features such as tabbed browsing, password manager, bookmarks and speed dial. These are all built-in to the Windows Mobile OS.
But perhaps what makes this development even more important is the fact this will definitely improve the performance of WinMo phones since Opera is known for compressing data traffic by up to 90%. This translates to a significang improvement to page-loading and speed. Â Of course, bottomline of all of this is reduced mobile data cost for users when browsing the web on their Windows Mobile phones.
To download Opera Mini 5 beta on your WinMo phones, visit http://m.opera.com/next.
Originally posted on March 4, 2010 @ 10:19 am