Opera Mini Browser is Out of Beta!!!!!

Seen on Bill Drew’s blog – Opera just realeased their Opera Mini Browser that installs on most cell phones (Bill installed in on his Cingular phone)!

And like Bill says – this isn’t WAP – it’s real, live HTML (via some crazy magic java thing). From the Opera Mini site “Instead of requiring the phone to process Web pages, it uses a remote server to pre-process the page before sending it to the phone. This makes Opera Mini™ perfect for phones with very low resources, or low bandwidth connections.”

OK – we all know that cool pricey smart phones like a Treos, PDA-enabled things, and Blackberrys get web. And some cell phones… but Opera? And not WAP? From this blog (the Toronto Palm OS Group) – “Opera Mini offers the same speed and usability as the renowned Opera mobile browser, and uses Opera’s Small Screen Rendering technology to provide access to the Web. It has all the features expected of a browser, and more, such as bookmarks, browsing history, and ability to split large pages into smaller sections for faster browsing. ”

If this works easily, and accesses the web quickly… we could be in for quite a ride in 2006.