Show of hands: who’s been to the opera? Again, show of hands, who thought that the opera was a pleasant experience? Those who put up your hands the second time, get out. To the doubt-filled (like me), apparently the opera can be pleasant. Unfortunately for the doubt-filled (like me), it’s only pleasant on your BlackBerry. Opera-Mini, the browsing alternative for BlackBerrys and Treos alike, has launched for your device, and promises to make browsing as flawless as possible.
Opera Mini is a little Java application designed to run on phones that don’t have true Web browsers, to help dig them out of the miserable dungeon of WAP pages: it reformats Web pages for tiny screens and compresses the pages before they get to you, to speed up browsing on slow networks. In this case, Opera Mini is simply an alternative choice. Ooh, alternative. Currently running at unbeatable price of free and you can feel it out at their official site.