Today, Opera released the latest version of Opera Mini. If you’re looking for an alternative to the native BlackBerry browser, I recommend checking it out. I had the chance to meet with Mahi de Silva, EVP of Consumer Mobile, at the Open Mobile Summit being held in San Francisco. We spoke at length about how Opera has been providing browsing capabilities worldwide for over 15 years. What really impressed me with the latest version of Opera was the browsers data optimization features.
Opera’s servers fetch the webpages and filter out extraneous data which leads to faster page viewing and less data usage. Mahi said that Opera Mini uses 10% of the data compared to alternatives. The browser has a clean look and feel to it and is easy to get started on. Especially nice is the homescreen of the app which features 9 customizable bookmarks. You can download Opera Mini 6.5 from http://m.opera.com. Let us know what you think about it.