Opera Mini goes native on Windows Mobile phones.

Opera Software today launched a native
version of Opera Mini 5 beta for Windows Mobile 5- and 6-based handsets.

By integrating Opera Mini with the Windows Mobile platform, Opera is able
to deliver an optimized version of the popular Opera Mini browser that
dramatically improves performance and the overall user experience. While
Opera Mini traditionally requires Java, the new Windows Mobile version
does not, which means that Opera Mini will work on any Windows Mobile
phone.

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Opera Software today launched a native
version of Opera Mini 5 beta for Windows Mobile 5- and 6-based handsets.

By integrating Opera Mini with the Windows Mobile platform, Opera is able
to deliver an optimized version of the popular Opera Mini browser that
dramatically improves performance and the overall user experience. While
Opera Mini traditionally requires Java, the new Windows Mobile version
does not, which means that Opera Mini will work on any Windows Mobile
phone.

The Opera Mini 5 beta for Windows Mobile includes the same rich feature
set as the Java-based version. Renowned features, including tabbed
browsing, the password manager, bookmarks and Speed Dial, are built-in to
deliver convenience while on-the-go.

One of Opera Mini’s major benefits is that it compresses data traffic by
up to 90 percent, resulting in significantly improved page-loading and
speed. This results in a dramatically reduced data load, which can
translate to lower browsing costs when on a pay-per-MB data plan or when
on expensive roaming.

“Windows Mobile deserves a mobile browser that looks better, handles
better and delivers better than the default browser,” said Dag Olav Norem,
Vice President of Products, Opera Software. “Even though Opera has 50
million satisfied Opera Mini users, we always seek ways to improve our
browser for each and every mobile phone user out there. Now, we are
pleased to offer the world’s most popular mobile Web browser as a native
Windows Mobile application.”

Download

Windows Mobile 5 and 6 users can download Opera Mini directly to their
phone for free from m.opera.com/next/ or read more at www.opera.com/mini/next/. Java is not required on the mobile phone
for this download.

Source: Opera