Opera To Announce ‘Opera Mini’ For iPhone

Opera issued a surprising announcement that they would be previewing the Opera Mini browser for the iPhone and iPod touch at the Mobile World Congress taking place next week in Barcelona. The app has reportedly not been sent to Apple for approval, but we’re guessing it’s odds of being approved are slim to none given that it would compete directly with Apple’s Safari application.

“We have not submitted it yet to the Apple App Store. However, we hope that Apple will not deny their users a choice in Web browsing experience,” said Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder of Opera.

Opera utilizes compression technology that is said to make downloads six times faster and create ten times less data traffic than Safari for iPhone.

[via Reuters]


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