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Opera Mini 2.0 Released

May 3, 2006

Opera today released its first major upgrade to Opera Mini, Opera Mini 2.0.

Opera Mini is designed to enable the web on mobile phones that would normally be incapable of running a Web browser.

Instead of requiring the phone to process Web pages, Opera Mini uses a remote server to pre-process the page before sending it to the phone, which makes it perfect for phones with very low resources, or low bandwidth connections.

Pages are reformatted and compressed before being sent to the phone, so they only use about one fifth of their normal amount of traffic.

The main new feature to Opera Mini 2.0 is the ability to download MP3s, ringtones, images and other Web content directly to their mobile phone.

New capabilities in Opera Mini should help businesses take the pain out of mobile commerce. Opera Mini now supports seamless mobile commerce via SMS. For example, users can click directly on the Web site to purchase ringtones, games and other content which will then be delivered as an SMS. The charge will appear in the phone bill as an SMS with the price set by the seller. This form of mobile commerce – direct from the browser to SMS – simplifies the transaction for both the business and the consumer.

Since its release in January of this year, more than 2.5 million users downloaded Opera Mini.
Opera Mini runs on all phones that support Java, which most already do. It is estimated that there are more than 700 million Java enabled mobile phones in the market.

New features in Opera Mini 2.0 include:

  • Content download: Download images, MP3s, etc. directly to the phone.
  • New skins: Make Opera Mini your own by selecting from several new and bold skins to suit your mood.
  • Multisearch: Opera Mini offers advanced searching functionality by allowing users to select extra search engines for the home page.
  • Speed dial: Bookmarks displayed on the home page are assigned a shortcut key combination, giving users faster and easier access to their favorite sites.
  • Visual navigation: Quick and smooth horizontal panning when browsing backwards or forwards.


Download Opera Mini 2.0

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  1. Wilbert
    May 3, 2006 at 9:58 am

    “Opera today released it’s first major upgrade to Opera Mini”

    *gasp*

  2. May 3, 2006 at 10:19 am

    Wilbert, thanks — I corrected it.

  3. May 3, 2006 at 10:46 am

    This version rocks 🙂

  4. May 3, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    I just tested it, but I didn’t think it was any better than the old version.

    My own Website rendered a little better though.

  5. May 3, 2006 at 1:33 pm

    Opera Mini 2.0 is available in the following languages:

    Opera Mini International
    Opera Mini American English
    Opera Mini British English
    Opera Mini English (India)
    Opera Mini ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
    Opera Mini Deutsch
    Opera Mini Español-Castellano
    Opera Mini Español
    Opera Mini Português
    Opera Mini Português Brasileiro
    Opera Mini Français
    Opera Mini Canadien Français
    Opera Mini Italiano
    Opera Mini Nederlands
    Opera Mini Frysk
    Opera Mini Afrikaans
    Opera Mini Eλληνικά
    Opera Mini Svenska
    Opera Mini Norsk (bokmål)
    Opera Mini Norsk (nynorsk)
    Opera Mini Dansk
    Opera Mini Suomi
    Opera Mini Türkçe
    Opera Mini Magyar
    Opera Mini Polski
    Opera Mini Русский
    Opera Mini Čeština
    Opera Mini Български
    Opera Mini 日本語
    Opera Mini 简体中文
    Opera Mini 繁體中文
    Opera Mini 한국어

  6. May 3, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    Excuse me, but has the “rendering engine” been updated too? If so, has the Opera mini simulator been updated too?

  7. May 3, 2006 at 10:23 pm

    Forget what I said: Opera mini has been updated.

  8. May 4, 2006 at 4:22 am

    This version also supports new codepages (so now we can read hungarian homepages correctly, yeah), nice new effects (page up/down, backward), page caching and FTP. It rocks. Font smoothing is missing though 😦

  9. May 5, 2006 at 11:14 am

    I tried it with a view to getting AJAX based apploications working on it, but it seems that the setTimeout function is not implemented 😦 Anyone any idea why that is?

    More details in my blog http://happyworm.com/blog/?p=4

  1. May 4, 2006 at 4:30 am
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