Press Release: Looking for a better Windows Mobile browser? Opera today released the improved Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows Mobile. The new update brings better support for high resolution handsets, accelerometer support and the ability to set Opera Mini as the default browser.
Opera Mini 5.1 has already been released for Java, Android and BlackBerry phones. Now available for Windows Mobile 2003 SE, 5.x and 6.x handsets, Opera Miniâ€™s server backbone speeds up browsing while reducing the data transferred to the phone. For users roaming on expensive networks, or with pay-as-you-go data plans, Opera Mini can cut your mobile data bill by up to 90 percent.
Opera Mini 5.1 features many compelling updates, including:
- The ability to set Opera Mini as the default browser
- Support for devices with high-resolution (high DPI)
- Improved page layout and font rendering
- Support for auto-rotation
- Advanced configuration support for power users
â€œOpera Mini 5.1 contains several key improvements for the millions of people with a Windows Mobile phone,â€ said Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera Software. â€œThe new Opera Mini is particularly vibrant and really takes advantage of high resolution screens. And, now that you can set Opera Mini as your default browser on a Windows Mobile phone, it is much easier to enjoy the speed boost and data compression. It is our way of making your Windows Mobile phone better.â€
Visit m.opera.com with your phoneâ€™s default browser, and Opera will automatically select the optimized version for your phone. Opera Mini is free to download and use. Opera Mini works on Windows Mobile 2003 SE, Windows Mobile 5.x and Windows Mobile 6.x phones.
It is nice to see continuing support for the large installed base of Windows Mobile from Opera, and it is of note that a client like Opera Mini should work perfectly well on Windows Phone 7 also, so we hope to see them there eventually too.