Opera Mini is the most popular browser for mobile phones and smartphones and has been making navigation on phones much more easier with tabbed browsing and touchscreen navigation. Now what if you want to test out Opera Mini, but can’t install it on your phone because it is not supported?
Well, thanks to a Mobile emulator, you can now run and test the Opera Mini browser on your desktop including Windows, Linux and Mac because it is based on Java and will run on any system which supports Java. Here are the instructions on how you can run Opera Mini on your PC, courtesy My Opera and Kabatology.
Step 1: Download and extract the Micro Emulator to your PC.
Step 2: Download the Opera Mini (.jar and .jad) files to your PC from http://www.operamini.com.
Step 3: Navigate to the folder where you extracted the Micro Emulator and double-click on microemulator.jar. A new application should open up as seen in the screenshot above
Step 4: Now go to “Options -> Select Devices” and select Resizable devices from the available options and click on the “Set as default” button, finally click on the Ok button.
Step 5: Now click on the “Resize” button and set your preferred size.
Step 6: Now click on “File -> Open MIDlet File” and select the Opera Mini .jad file you downloaded earlier, once the file is loaded just click Start and you can start experiencing Opera mini on your desktop.
You can also use the emulator to run other J2ME apps on your desktop PC. Enjoy!!