Opera Mini 4 Targets BlackBerry Devices

Opera, the only company that puts the Web on any device, released the new beta of Opera Mini 4, the world’s most popular mobile Web browser. The new beta version of Opera Mini 4 introduces several exclusive optimizations for BlackBerry(R) devices, including a new user interface and menus for a more comfortable Opera Mini look and feel. For BlackBerry users worldwide, or anyone wanting a better, faster and free mobile Web browser, the new Opera Mini 4.0 beta is available online.

For all users, the new beta adds some often-requested features that improve usability and enjoyment. Opera Mini’s new “Landscape mode” gives you a wider view of the page. A new multi-search Start Page makes searching even easier while on the go. The ability to add your own search engine to the Start Page, a feature pioneered in Opera’s desktop browser, is now available in the latest beta of Opera Mini.

“We want to make Opera Mini available to even more users, so we’ve improved our support for BlackBerry,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera. “Now the world’s most popular mobile Web browser and most popular handhelds can work together. At the same time we recognize the incredible role our community has played in making Opera Mini as popular as it is. We’re proud to offer some of the most requested features in this new beta as a present to you.”

“I’ve been using Opera Mini for about six months now,” said Mik Furie, an Opera Mini user in the United Kingdom. “It started out as a tool to enable quicker Web searches than WAP allowed and has now become part of my everyday life. I use it to keep in touch with friends, write a blog, and keep up to date on the things I’m interested in such as new phones and games.”

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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.

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