Opera Mini 4 Releases as Beta

Opera Software released Opera Mini 4 beta, codenamed Dimension, the much-awaited sneak preview of the newest version of Opera’s pioneering Web browser for all mobile phones. Opera Mini 4 beta is a complete redesign of the world’s most popular mobile Web browser. The new overview mode empowers people to browse their favorite Web sites, just like they do on their PC. Opera Mini 4 beta is available for free.

Opera Mini 4 beta also features a new zoom, based on the original Opera feature introduced for Nintendo Wii. When zooming, Opera Mini dives into the page and then snaps to the content so scrolling is smooth while accessing the desired content immediately. Like all Opera products, Opera Mini 4 beta is built for speed. It is more than twice as fast as any other mobile browser.

“Opera Mini has always been my favorite mobile application,” said Phil Burns, an Opera Mini user from Ireland and philburns.com. “Of all the applications I have on my mobile Opera Mini is the only one I use every day. The fact that you can get the real Web – not WAP – on your regular phone makes it the best way to bring mobile browsing to the masses. I can’t wait to try the beta and discover the new features.”

“We are excited to share the beta with the fast-growing community of Opera Mini users,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. “The feedback from the beta users will go to make Opera Mini even better and we thank the community for their efforts. Opera Mini has succeeded only due to the support of the people who have made it the most popular mobile browser available today.”

“As the first mobile browser to gain mass popularity, Opera Mini has proven people want access to all their favorite Internet services and sites on their mobile phone,” said Lee Ott, director of mobile products, Yahoo!. “As Opera’s exclusive mobile search partner, our revolutionary Yahoo! oneSearch service gives their millions of consumers worldwide access to the better search results and instant answers they want on their mobile phone.”

More than 15 million people have browsed more than 5 billion pages with Opera Mini since its worldwide debut in 2006. The current version of Opera Mini 3.1 is available free of charge.

About Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a Web revolution on mobile phones. Opera Mini works effortlessly with almost any phone made today, allowing users to browse their favorite sites from their mobile. Opera Mini is based on Opera’s world-leading browser technology that ensures a rich, consistent Web experience regardless of device.

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA.