Opera Mini 5 Beta 2 now available for download

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UPDATE: I’ve been reading a lot of the feedback and it seems this build isn’t stable on the 9700. If you’re a 9700 user, consider waiting until the next release.

Opera Mini 5 is a great BlackBerry browser alternative, especially for the Storm. The pages look much more crisp, and the browsing experience is something a little more on par with the rest of the smartphones on the market. The downside is that there are some serious limitations to how well a third party browser can integrate with the device. Personally, I would like to see RIM give Opera much more access to their platform. It would give Storm users a much better browsing experience and something to tide them over until the WebKit-based BlackBerry browser is released.

Opera Mini is mainly for the dumb phone market, as the company has an enormous user base in places such as Russia and Indonesia. The BlackBerry experience isn’t as fine-tuned as it could be so while this is Beta 2 of Opera Mini 5, it isn’t without its bugs. Nonetheless, it is definitely worth trying out.

Opera Mini 5 Beta 2 can be download by visiting http://m.opera.com/next from your BlackBerry browser.

  • Bram

    Its very nice…………but, its icon is very small on the nokia_9300. Y?……………

  • Bram

    Its very nice…………but, its icon is very small on the nokia_9300. Y?……………

  • Bram

    Its very nice…………but, its icon is very small on the nokia_9300. Y?……………

  • http://google Bram

    Its very nice…………but, its icon is very small on the nokia_9300. Y?……………

  • Bram

    opera mini 5 beta icon is nice………………….

  • http://google Bram

    opera mini 5 beta icon is nice………………….

  • t 8a

    this app is awesome. i hardly ever leave a reply or comment unless i am impressed or dissapointed, but this app is awesome! give it a try and see…bbstorm2!

  • t 8a

    this app is awesome. i hardly ever leave a reply or comment unless i am impressed or dissapointed, but this app is awesome! give it a try and see…bbstorm2!

  • t 8a

    this app is awesome. i hardly ever leave a reply or comment unless i am impressed or dissapointed, but this app is awesome! give it a try and see…bbstorm2!

  • http://www.kryptonsoft.com/outsourcing/blackberry-development-india BlackBerry Developer

    Opera is great, even desktop version is better than Mozilla

  • Minin1301

    Opera well