Opera Mini has only been available for one year and it has come a long way. In fact, it almost has as many users as the desktop version of Opera! According to Opera there are 10 million active users of Opera Mini with Opera Desktop almost dropping to second place with 12-15 million. I guess that also isn’t bad since Opera Desktop wasn’t free-of-charge until September 20, 2005.

Opera Mini 3.0 has all kinds of great enhancements, and has received a lot of praises for only having been released for two-months. Maybe it is the RSS feed manager or the photo sharing capabilities, but whatever it is they are surely doing it right! Before you go and throw the thing on your phone you should checkout the interactive demo they have available. The site seems to be chugging along a little bit right now because of the birthday excitement, but it should eventually load for you.

Oh yeah, and let’s not forget their giveaway! The first 1000 people who email a birthday greeting to Opera Mini will receive an Opera wrist strap. It might not be the most extravagant gift, but at least they have plenty of them. Here’s what you gotta do to try and get your strap:

Have an idea for an original birthday greeting card? Send it to us! Be it a couple words, image, song or a video, we will post the top five submissions on this page and reward the first 1000 submissions with an Opera wrist wrap. Your email should include:

  • Your name
  • Full address
  • The greeting

And we can’t forget about the Ninja on this special day:

Opera Ninja

News Source: Opera Watch