February 10, 2010
Opera Mini for iPhone

Seems that Opera has created Opera Mini for iPhone.

[...] plans to reveal Opera Mini for iPhone in an exclusive press and partner preview during the 2010 Mobile World Congress [...]

While Opera Mini for iPhone is not publicly available, visitors without a press pass will not leave Opera's stand disappointed. Opera will unveil a host of other Opera-powered devices at its exhibit.

Sadly I'm not going to be anywhere near MWC, but it'll be interesting to see a few things:

  • Will it be better than the built in safari
  • Will Applet let it on the iPhone (if Opera has gotten this far you'd think they have some sort of agreement
  • Will it be good enough to bother? Safari gives you desktop-like rendering as it's claim to fame, Opera is known for fast compression and re-flowing web pages so they look good on smaller devices.
  • Are you going to either switch between browsers or dump safari completely in favor of Opera Mini?

Opera, please send me a copy of Opera Mini so I can answer these questions ;)

Posted by Arcterex at February 10, 2010 08:15 AM