Opera has released a beta version, codenamed Dimension, of Mini 4.0 – the company’s mobile browser – bringing the iPhone’s surf and zoom facility (overview mode) to any handset!
With a few other goodies thrown in – fuller CSS compatibility and faster (more economical) page loading – both existing users and new alike will be tempted. Check out the demo here.
According to the press release more than 15 million handsets already have the Opera browser installed. Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, thanked the mobile community in advance of the 4.0 beta feedback:
Opera Mini has succeeded only due to the support of the people who have made it the most popular mobile browser available today
I couldn’t help notice in the beta section of the Opera Mini site – a link titled ‘Opera Mini vs iPhone’ – an amusing short promo where Opera takes a digg at the expected pocket investment that Apple fans will face. Worth a chuckle!