Opera has released a beta of the new version of Opera Mini, a mobile phone browser.
A free download from the Opera website, Opera Mini 4 is the latest product in the family that already has 15 million users worldwide.
According to Christen Krogh, vice president of engineering at Opera, Opera Mini 4 is not meant to adapt the web for the mobile phone, but to put "the internet as you know it" on your handset.
Rather than show websites in a specially adapted small-screen format, it presents the sites as you would see them on a PC, allowing you to zoom in and out.
Krogh also emphasised that Opera Mini 4 isn't a high-end application only intended for the latest handsets. Indeed, it'll work on any Java-enabled mobile phone.
In a demonstration at the Web User offices, web pages loaded quickly using a GPRS (general packet radio service) connection.
However, it isn't suitable for all websites - Google Maps did not work in the demonstration, for example.
Source:→ Web User UKOpera, Opera Mini, Beta 4, Mobile Browser, Softwares, Freewares