Opera Software’s Opera Mini is now available for download worldwide after a public trial period that saw over one million downoads in Germany and some northern European countries. Opera Mini is a full web browser written in Java, meaning that it will run on almost any mobile phone, including many lower end models.
Opera Mini works by compressing web pages (up to 80%) and reformatting them using a technology called Small-Screen Rendering which reduces traffic requirements and makes browsing easier and faster.
Opera Mini is available as a free download by directing the phone’s WAP browser to mini.opera.com. It can also be downloaded for a small fee via SMS download. Opera Mini requires that the phone supports Java.