Opera Mini 4 Opera Mini 4 was just released today, and it is a huge step forward in mobile web browsing. This is one of the few browsers that offers a full view of the website being requested, much like what you would expect from a desktop browser.

One of the other most notable additions to Opera Mini 4 is the Opera Link technology. We wrote about this when it debuted back in October, and since then it has really become a big selling point for the browser. With Opera Link you’re able to access your bookmarks on any mobile device, and also on any Opera 9.5 desktop browser. You never have to leave home without your bookmarks!

Here are some other things you can do with Opera Mini 4:

  • View pages in landscape mode.
  • Use a virtual mouse to browse websites.
  • Find your way around web pages quicker by using your phone’s number keys. Press 2 to go up, 4 to go left, 6 to go right and 8 to go down. Hitting 5 zooms you in and out.
  • Take control over your viewing options with a few quick keystrokes. Just hit 1 to open the Context Menu, where you can turn on Small Screen Rendering (Mobile View) or reload the page.

Opera Mini is perfect for all of you who get impatient with the load times of some websites. Opera’s servers pre-process all of your website requests, and compresses the content so that it is displayed faster than any other mobile browser. Naturally this would put a lot of strain on Opera’s servers, but it provides a better end-user experience.

Opera Mini 4 Homepage
Opera Mini 4 Simulator
[via Opera Watch]

There Are 10 Comments

  1. I was sad to see that this does not work with my Moto Q on Verizon. :(

  2. Surprisely it works awesome on my BenQ-Siemens E71, though early 3 beta builds were bugsfull

  3. Do you think someone will try and put this into their iPhone/iPod Touch? That would be interesting and I definitely want to know how.

  4. Brandon Tilley wrote:
    I was sad to see that this does not work with my Moto Q on Verizon. :(

    If I remember correctly the Moto Q runs Windows, which means you would have to download their mobile browser. Unfortunately that’s not free.

    arjay wrote:
    Do you think someone will try and put this into their iPhone/iPod Touch? That would be interesting and I definitely want to know how.

    I was actually just talking to Ashley about that. I don’t think the motivation to do it is there quite yet, but when Apple released the real SDK in February I bet it will come out.

  5. Well, when I do get my iPod Touch (this December! Its hard to be a non-working college student) I think I’d like Opera on it. I don’t know. I like Opera more than any other browser.

  6. arjay wrote:
    Well, when I do get my iPod Touch (this December! Its hard to be a non-working college student) I think I’d like Opera on it. I don’t know. I like Opera more than any other browser.

    I’m not sure if you’ve tried the Safari browser on the iPod Touch yet, but it is actually rather nice. The scrolling is fast and zooming into certain areas of the page is pretty intuitive. Opera would probably have to do some heavy tweaking to get the browser on the iPhone, and making it feel like a native application.

  7. i downloaded the Opera Mini for my T-Mobile Behold, and its not the best browser. Its very confusing. Does anyone know a better Mobile browser for The behold? If so please e-mail me at DJT3638@hotmail.com

  8. love this mini it allows you to play the famous myspace mobster app and all other apps so fast ans all pics and back grounds even music i give opera mini a thumbs up 100%

  9. uhmm.. OPERA MINI is awesome! but i don’t why pictures can’t be seen in my phone.. care to help?? my cellphone unit is NOKIA 5200.. pls .. help .. love you guys!

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