The new addition of the iPhone application “Opera Mini” has seen a surge of downloads from all over the world within the first 24 hours of it’s release on the Apple App Store.
The application took three weeks for Apple to approve the application (which is already available on other mobile platforms, such as Android) and is not the only alternative browser for the iPhone.
Opera have not yet developed a version of the application for the iPad, but claim that the browser will work on the iPad too (it should do, since the iPad OS is virtually identical to the iPhone OS).
We at iPhoneConnection have test driven Opera Mini and have found that it’s super quick in comparison to Mobile Safari. Apparently, the images and scripting are subjected to compression in Opera’s cloud infrastructure, before being dispatched to your handset.