Opera has just released the Opera Mini 5 – which is the latest edition of the world’s most popular mobile web browser. Opera Mini is well known for its extremely fast surfing speeds (the webpages are compressed before being delivered to you) and the ability to run on almost any phone. The major new features in Opera Mini 5 are:
- New Interface: Opera Mini has received a total makeover. The new interface is sleek and intuitive and looks a lot like a desktop browser.
- Tabbed Browsing: Without a doubt this is the biggest attraction of Opera Mini 5. Tabbed browsing was something which was available till now only in high-end phones. However, with Opera Mini you can now enjoy tabbed browsing even on java based phones.
- Visual Speed Dials: If you have used Opera for the Desktop then you will immediately recognise this feature. Speed Dials allow you to quickly access your favourite webpages.
- Enhanced Navigation With Touchscreen Support: Opera Mini has added support for touchscreen navigation which should work on all touchscreen mobile phones. Keyboard based navigation has also been improved. Opera Mini now supports inline text editing and copy-paste.
- Password Manager: Opera Mini includes a new Remember Password feature which allows you to securely store your online credentials.
- Special BlackBerry Edition: A special edition of Opera Mini 5 is also available for Blackberry devices which seamlessly integrate with the system.
Opera Mini 5 is a stunning product which introduces major improvements to an already excellent browser. You can download it from opera.com/mini/next. However, please note that downloads, feeds and Opera Link are disabled in the beta release.