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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

New Opera Mini4.1 Makes Browsing More Convenient, More Productive & More Fun

image Opera today released the beta preview of Opera Mini, the newest version of the award-winning browser that works on almost every mobile phone. Opera Mini 4.1 improves the way Opera Mini interacts with your phone to make browsing more convenient, more productive and definitely more fun. Opera Mini is available to download for beta testing at http://www.operamini.com/beta.

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The new Opera Mini takes your mobile browsing experience to a new level of interactivity with both the phone and the Web. With Opera Mini 4.1 you can:

FasterNow even faster

Prior to this release, we upgraded our servers and Opera Mini now receives your requested web pages up to 50% faster. So you can now access sites like Facebook, BBC, and any of your other favorite web sites even faster, with Desktop-like speeds.

FasterFind things faster

Even though scrolling to your Web content is already easy with Opera Mini, the new Opera Mini 4.1 beta lets you search for text within a Web page so you can get to the information you need even quicker than before.

FasterGet your to your web sites faster

Now you can stop wasting time typing in full web addresses more than once while browsing. When typing web addresses, Opera Mini 4.1 beta will recognize and suggest completions for you based on your Bookmarks and browsing history, making address input faster, easier and much more intuitive.

Upload and downloadDownload and upload files

On phones with JSR-75, you can now upload and download files using Opera Mini 4.1 beta, without being re-routed to your phone’s native browser. Update your blog while on the go. Upload photos to your web site or social network. Add attachments easily to web-based email, and download other non media-rich content to your phone using Opera Mini 4.1 beta.

FasterSave it for later

On phones with JSR-75, Opera Mini 4.1 beta lets you save pages for offline viewing so you can quickly access and read your desired Web content, even when you’re on a plane, in the subway, or in other places where you can’t get network reception. Depending on your phone, you may need to choose a destination folder for storing pages for offline viewing.

Existing Top Features

Opera LinkSync bookmarks and Speed Dial

Opera Mini 4.1 beta features Opera Link, which allows you to synchronize your bookmarks and Speed Dial shortcuts with a computer running Opera 9.50 beta or other mobile device running Opera Mini 4.

To use Opera Link with Opera Mini, simply choose “Synchronize Opera” from within Opera Mini and enter your current My Opera login details (or register a free My Opera account) to synchronize your bookmarks between your phone and your computer. Access and edit the bookmarks from any other browser by going to the Opera Link page.

Landscape modeView pages in Landscape mode

To view the Web on a wider screen, just hit * # and flip your phone to the side to enjoy browsing in Landscape mode. Change your default view to landscape by turning “Landscape mode” on inside the Settings menu.**

Virtual mouseGive your phone a mouse

Opera Mini gives your phone a virtual mouse, so you can easily scroll in any direction. Move the mouse cursor towards what you want, and then it quickly snaps your view to the link or content.

Keyboard scrollingPower scrolling shortcuts

Scroll at warp speed using your phone keypad. Find your way around on the web pages quicker by using your phone’s number keys. Press 2 to go up, 4 to go left, 6 to go right and 8 to go down. Hitting 5 zooms you in and out.

Custom searchCreate custom search shortcuts

Just like in Opera for your computer, you can create your own web search from any search field on the Internet using Opera Mini 4.1 beta. Simply click on the search field that you want to grab on a web page and then choose “Create search” within your menu alternatives. Then you can enjoy making frequent searches without having to type in the site link again.

SupportTools and support for web designers

We support web designers who want to make their web sites look even better to those browsing with Opera Mini. In this Opera Mini 4.1 beta, we have included all of the CSS support that web designers need to make their web pages look pixel perfect on in the mobile web world.

For more details, watch this Opera Mini 4.1 guided tour.

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