Opera Mini has long been the go-to secondary browser for many BlackBerry users, but until now, it was only available via direct download from Opera's site. Today Opera has announced that version 6.5.2 is now available as a free download from BlackBerry App World. While there are no major changes in this version, the browser does offer some different functionality over that of the native BlackBerry Browser, so if you haven't used it before you might want to check it out. Keep reading for the full press release then head to the link below to download.
Opera and BlackBerry: Faster, cheaper, easier
Oslo, Norway - March 7, 2012 - The Opera Mini browser has now added another stamp to its passport and cleared BlackBerry customs by arriving in the BlackBerry App World.
BlackBerry users can go directly to App World and download the Opera Mini 6.5 browser.
Although just landing this week in the easily accessible BlackBerry App World, the world's most used mobile browser, Opera Mini, is big on the ‘Berry. By downloading it manually from m.opera.com, BlackBerry users have been saving data and money on their BlackBerries for years. Now, it's even easier to download via App World.
More than 160 million people have discovered how the Opera Mini browser can spice up their mobile web experience. Not only does Opera Mini deliver the Web faster to your phone, it also displays the page just as it looks in your desktop browser.
Opera Mini's zoom gracefully dives into the content for easy reading and interaction. Opera Mini provides a smooth browsing experience and great social sharing capabilities.
All that, and data savings too! By using Opera technology, the Opera Mini browser only needs to transport ten percent of the data to your phone - a lifesaver while traveling, struggling with crowded networks, for your data cap or if you pay per megabyte downloaded.
BlackBerry users might specifically find enticing the use of hot keys that makes page-up and page-down viewing much faster.
"By adding another destination to Opera Mini's passport, we are extending our reach," said Lars Boilesen, Chief Executive Officer, Opera Software. "As the world's most popular browser, we want to take every opportunity for people to have access to our browsers, regardless of the device."