Opera have launched a new version of the Java-based internet browser – Opera Mini. The free Web browser is available for all mobile phones and now includes new features such as photo blogging, RSS and secure connections.
To install, just browse to OperaMini.com from your handset or download via your PC here. It’s a real shame that this application is Java based, and it means you’ll have to fire up your Java MIDlet manager first, however it seems quick enough and the new features – such as being able to subscribe to RSS on the fly – are well implemented. When I gave it a try our RSS feeds showed up in a special section right at the top of the screen making it quick and easy to subscribe. We gave this feature a good workout and the results can be seen below (click “read more”).
Links – OperaMini.com – PC Download here
OK, here’s how this site looks in Opera Mini. At the top you can see that it’s found some feeds on our site..
If I click on the feeds option I get a list of all the feeds available…
Let’s select one – I’ll pick the news feed. It will give me a preview of the feed first of all – I can then choose to Subscribe …
Once done I can see the feeds I’ve subscribed to and how many items are available to read.