The ulimate BlackBerry Cool contest – all inclusive trip to Norway and more

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Win a 7-day all-inclusive trip to Scandinavia this summer!

We’re still running our Opera Mini contest so be sure to enter to win. All you have to do is download Opera Mini 4.2 on your BlackBerry (if you haven’t done it already). We’re giving away a ton of prizes including:

  • BodyGuardz scratch protectors for the Curve 900 and Bold.
  • A wide variety of chargers.
  • Otterbox cases for the Bold and 8900.
  • Software gift cards of up to $50.

Download Opera Mini by visiting mini.opera.com using your BlackBerry browser.

To win one of our Tier 1 prizes, just leave a comment on this post or the contest page. Tell us what you like and dislike about Opera Mini.

One lucky reader from the BlackBerry Cool community will win the Grand Prize and get to visit Oslo, Norway and visit the Opera headquarters. He or she will be accompanied by a correspondent from BlackBerry Cool, who will be writing about the experience. You’ll even get to visit Linkoping, Sweden where Opera Mini is made.

Contest ends Friday, July 10 at noon PDT.

Please send your entries to kyle at blackberrycool dot com with the subject “Opera Mini Review”

Only North American residents are eligible.

  • http://drualderink.blogspot.com/ Dru J. Alderink

    I love the fact that it is a conservationist when it comes to my data, and with the BlackBerry plan I have, that is a must. I, also, like the sync that it does with my Opera Link. That is pretty awesome. All in all, I would have to say that it adds a major convience to my mobile lifestyle.

    I can’t really say that there is anything that bugs me about it, other than, the color selection. Thanks.

  • http://drualderink.blogspot.com Dru J. Alderink

    I love the fact that it is a conservationist when it comes to my data, and with the BlackBerry plan I have, that is a must. I, also, like the sync that it does with my Opera Link. That is pretty awesome. All in all, I would have to say that it adds a major convience to my mobile lifestyle.

    I can’t really say that there is anything that bugs me about it, other than, the color selection. Thanks.

  • saramhorn

    I love opera mini. Easy to use & very functional. It would be nice to have copy & paste!

  • saramhorn

    I love opera mini. Easy to use & very functional. It would be nice to have copy & paste!

  • saramhorn

    I love opera mini. Easy to use & very functional. It would be nice to have copy & paste!

  • Martin Morasch

    I love the Opera sync feature, and have been using Opera mini for a few years now. What’s not to love about it?

  • Martin Morasch

    I love the Opera sync feature, and have been using Opera mini for a few years now. What’s not to love about it?

  • Martin Morasch

    People… The flash player is not the browser issue it is an issue that adobe is creating a format small enough for mobile devices. Rumor is that Android phones and BBerry will be the first to run it. Iphone will be left in the dust(thank goodness).

  • Martin Morasch

    People… The flash player is not the browser issue it is an issue that adobe is creating a format small enough for mobile devices. Rumor is that Android phones and BBerry will be the first to run it. Iphone will be left in the dust(thank goodness).

  • Mark

    Not working on my Blackberry Bold. Rendering is over laying lines and the screen is impossible to read. Disappointing since I used Opera on my previous Windows based phone.

  • Mark

    Not working on my Blackberry Bold. Rendering is over laying lines and the screen is impossible to read. Disappointing since I used Opera on my previous Windows based phone.

  • Foster Mah

    nice quick app

  • Foster Mah

    nice quick app

  • Foster Mah

    Nice little app

  • Foster Mah

    Nice little app

  • Foster Mah

    Nice little app

  • Sandy Ewazko-Mah

    Finally the ability to copy and paste

  • Sandy Ewazko-Mah

    Finally the ability to copy and paste

  • Sandy Ewazko-Mah

    Finally the ability to copy and paste

  • http://twitter.com/chrjean Christophe Jean

    Simply the easiest way to synchronize my bookmarks and contact with my desktop :)

  • http://twitter.com/chrjean Christophe Jean

    Simply the easiest way to synchronize my bookmarks and contact with my desktop :)

  • http://twitter.com/chrjean Christophe Jean

    Simply the easiest way to synchronize my bookmarks and contact with my desktop :)

  • http://my.opera.com/Nerak/about/ Karen

    I LOVE Opera! It’s my favorite browser and has been for years.

    I’ve got to be honest – I don’t own a cell phone or Blackberry, so I can’t tell you what I love about Opera Mini. I CAN tell you, though, that if I could afford one of those items, Opera Mini is the only browser I’d run! I trust Opera more than any other browser. It’s so much more secure…never crashes. I just LOVE Opera.

    I don’t think I should be excluded from winning this contest because I can’t afford a cell phone or Blackberry. I think I should still be able to win since the prize is something I’ve dreamed about forever. I would ADORE going to Norway.

    Please, please, please don’t exclude my entry! I’m already too broke to buy a flippin’ cell phone or Blackberry….don’t kick me while I’m down. :(

    ? Opera ?

  • http://my.opera.com/Nerak/about/ Karen

    I LOVE Opera! It’s my favorite browser and has been for years.

    I’ve got to be honest – I don’t own a cell phone or Blackberry, so I can’t tell you what I love about Opera Mini. I CAN tell you, though, that if I could afford one of those items, Opera Mini is the only browser I’d run! I trust Opera more than any other browser. It’s so much more secure…never crashes. I just LOVE Opera.

    I don’t think I should be excluded from winning this contest because I can’t afford a cell phone or Blackberry. I think I should still be able to win since the prize is something I’ve dreamed about forever. I would ADORE going to Norway.

    Please, please, please don’t exclude my entry! I’m already too broke to buy a flippin’ cell phone or Blackberry….don’t kick me while I’m down. :(

    ? Opera ?

  • Casey

    I love Opera Mini! I love how quick and simple it is to use. With the click of a few buttons, I can reload or switch pages. I can easily change the color of the browser too. I love being able to use Opera Link to synchronize my bookmarks, contacts, and much more. And better yet, it’s free! What’s not to love about it?

    The only thing I’m not to fond of is how it renders some pages. I’ve come across a few sites that just seem to hate Opera Mini (or Mini hates them), but other than that, I have no complaints.

    I will have to admit though- I do have a Nokia phone and that’ll probably make me ineligible, but I still think everyone should know just how awesome Opera is. :)

  • Casey

    I love Opera Mini! I love how quick and simple it is to use. With the click of a few buttons, I can reload or switch pages. I can easily change the color of the browser too. I love being able to use Opera Link to synchronize my bookmarks, contacts, and much more. And better yet, it’s free! What’s not to love about it?

    The only thing I’m not to fond of is how it renders some pages. I’ve come across a few sites that just seem to hate Opera Mini (or Mini hates them), but other than that, I have no complaints.

    I will have to admit though- I do have a Nokia phone and that’ll probably make me ineligible, but I still think everyone should know just how awesome Opera is. :)

  • http://www.sasak-pottery.com/ masoan

    it was good when I use Opera as my browse..
    the quick and the complete to save more web into the search colum.
    it will be nice if we can put more of the quick search colum .

    i use the opera for my internet cafe
    so everyone are happy with it..

    Hope all teh best for Opera
    Masoan

  • http://www.sasak-pottery.com masoan

    it was good when I use Opera as my browse..
    the quick and the complete to save more web into the search colum.
    it will be nice if we can put more of the quick search colum .

    i use the opera for my internet cafe
    so everyone are happy with it..

    Hope all teh best for Opera
    Masoan

  • John

    I love Opera Mini because it features Opera Link! Having all my bookmarks synced up wherever I am – home, work, on the road – makes me life a lot easier!
    If only Opera Mobile was released for Blackberrys, I don’t think you could wish for anything better!

  • John

    I love Opera Mini because it features Opera Link! Having all my bookmarks synced up wherever I am – home, work, on the road – makes me life a lot easier!
    If only Opera Mobile was released for Blackberrys, I don’t think you could wish for anything better!

  • MeghanLee

    I was lucky enough to meet a guy who is a fan of Opera, so in order to impress him, I downloaded it on my phone and haven’t looked back since.

    I really enjoy the fact that I can see full pages, and although it is, at times, frustrating to scroll and click, the fact that I can actually *see* a page is well worth it.

    I also enjoy the speed and ease at which I can access everything. Not to mention, the red O on my phone looks adorable.

  • MeghanLee

    I was lucky enough to meet a guy who is a fan of Opera, so in order to impress him, I downloaded it on my phone and haven’t looked back since.

    I really enjoy the fact that I can see full pages, and although it is, at times, frustrating to scroll and click, the fact that I can actually *see* a page is well worth it.

    I also enjoy the speed and ease at which I can access everything. Not to mention, the red O on my phone looks adorable.

  • Joshua kristof

    Opra mini is good. Very fast. Wish trackball was easier to use but otherwise good solid download. Happy with it.

  • Joshua kristof

    Opra mini is good. Very fast. Wish trackball was easier to use but otherwise good solid download. Happy with it.

  • Arturo Linares

    It is the best browser out there: it is fast and stable. I love the speed dial and the zoom function.

    You can sync the bookmarks, notes and the speed dial with your desktop opera browser. It would be nice to sync feeds too.

  • Arturo Linares

    It is the best browser out there: it is fast and stable. I love the speed dial and the zoom function.

    You can sync the bookmarks, notes and the speed dial with your desktop opera browser. It would be nice to sync feeds too.

  • Jason

    Opera is by far the fastest browser.

  • Jason

    Opera is by far the fastest browser.

  • Jason

    Opera is by far the fastest browser.

  • http://www.corralcommunications.ca/ Sean Dandy

    Agreed,

    Best Browser for the BB Storm indeed. Less lag than the BB Browser, and much more robust as far as the Browsing experience goes….

    Awesome to say the least!

  • http://www.corralcommunications.ca Sean Dandy

    Agreed,

    Best Browser for the BB Storm indeed. Less lag than the BB Browser, and much more robust as far as the Browsing experience goes….

    Awesome to say the least!

  • http://telecomtalk.info/ tarun

    like its user interface dislike mini is not compatible with low end phones

  • http://telecomtalk.info tarun

    like its user interface dislike mini is not compatible with low end phones

  • Karen Clark

    What I like most about Opera is the ability to access my University’s website and post assignments and answers. I initially thought that functionality was limited to those who use an iPhone as the website for the University of Phoenix states that it is supported by the iPhone. Using the Blackberry browser I could not access or post assignments. Knowing that Opera Mini has more functionality than the Blackberry browser, I downloaded Opera Mini and the surprise and delight of myself and my Blackberry carrying colleagues, we discovered that we had the same functionality of those “iPhone toting people!” I love Opera Mini because I no longer have to carry my laptop everywhere I go. As an online instructor for the University of Phoenix, that is priceless.

  • Karen Clark

    What I like most about Opera is the ability to access my University’s website and post assignments and answers. I initially thought that functionality was limited to those who use an iPhone as the website for the University of Phoenix states that it is supported by the iPhone. Using the Blackberry browser I could not access or post assignments. Knowing that Opera Mini has more functionality than the Blackberry browser, I downloaded Opera Mini and the surprise and delight of myself and my Blackberry carrying colleagues, we discovered that we had the same functionality of those “iPhone toting people!” I love Opera Mini because I no longer have to carry my laptop everywhere I go. As an online instructor for the University of Phoenix, that is priceless.

  • Toochief

    So far, I’ve enjoyed the expierience. has a good interface and stable function on my Storm.

  • Toochief

    So far, I’ve enjoyed the expierience. has a good interface and stable function on my Storm.

  • Josh

    The fat lady is singing Opera! What I like best is the ability to view pages in landscape mode. I’m just getting started and I think you’ll find it of great use if you download it also.

  • Josh

    The fat lady is singing Opera! What I like best is the ability to view pages in landscape mode. I’m just getting started and I think you’ll find it of great use if you download it also.

  • andrew

    I like the UI and how it feels like a more substantial browser than the stock one. However the navigation still takes a lot of work (too much pearl movement).