TiPb Apps 6.2: Opera Mini for iPhone (CTIA 2010)

Live from CTIA 2010, Dieter takes a look at Opera Mini for the iPhone, just now submitted to the App Store.

Watch along after the break!

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Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

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JNGold says:

Does anyone think that the lack of multi-touch functionality will hinder Apple approving this? Or will Mini showing up Safari be justification enough?

francolasalsa#IM says:

I must say originally I was lukewarm about hearing Opera coming to the iphone because safari is by far the best mobile browser I've ever used (even Opera mini 5 which I've used on my blackberry storm) however seeing this in action I'm really excited and hope I can get this baby on my iphone ASAP !

Freiteez says:

Wow a lot better then I expected. I used to use opera on my helio ocean but this looks promising

djayme7 says:

hope it's approved and lives up to expectations!

Jin Lim says:

i am SUPER excited for this app. I really hope apple lets it through. I mean if they let Bing go through...

samhgabriel says:

its about time! i would love to download that asap

unchew says:

i would imagine they wont approve this citing duplicate functionality and will be added to the jail break reasons which would be unfortunate

Jim Chang says:

That looks quick and snappy, the compression on Opera's end means edge is adequate and it means more battery life for me!

Seth Carroll says:

I would love to see Opera make it to iPhone. I used Opera Mini on an LG Rumors a few years back and have played around with Mini 5. I can't wait to see how this browser transfers over to iPhone, and maybe even iPad. :)

miked says:

Yeah goodbye Safari for me and hello Opera Mini :)

sfwrtr says:

Hope Apple is wise. Opera through the EU made Microsoft submit to allowing browser choices on Windows to end non-competition charges. Apple should be advised to avoid the MS's woes.
While I would certainly get Opera were it to become available, what I really want is Firefox developed for the iPhone, complete with add-ons.
And beyond that, wouldn't it be neat to get something like Thunderbird for email? I sure do miss my junk filters on the Apple email app...

Orangensaft says:

OMG I WANT I WANT I WANT! Speed Dial, Slick Tabs, Smooth Animations, and most of all In-Text Search! A Geek's Dream!!!

tyrran says:

Alright, let's see if this passes the screening process. I'm cautiously optimistic, as Apple really has relaxed and let so many applications hit the market (Snapature, anyone?) so I hope I can download this soon.

Hakala says:

I honestly thought, "Oh, just another app review. Probably equivalent to Googles Chrome-just another IE." but seeing this in action, I was breathtaken. They have put a lot of time and effort into this. This can easily be called equivalent of 1,000,000,000 times the effort of a fart app.

Hakala says:

That bleeped out word up above on my previous comment should read F. A. R. T. Nothing of any serious profanity. Again. F. Then A. Then R. Then T.

Ex j a p resident says:

Used Opera when it first came out for Winblows. Used Mini 3 & 4 on my Nokia E-61i because it loaded quickly. It was ok on the Nokia, but looks fantastic on the iPhone!! Hope it's free!!

Orangensaft says:

Just so glad Opera persisted through the App Store's policies and came out with a browser that has differentiated itself from Mobile Safari enough so as to enhance and complement the default browser in a way that warrants a completely separate native app.
I really hope Apple approves this landmark submission.

usmc says:

Looks pretty cool, I hope we get it. I can't imagine it truly being better than Safari though.

garylapointe says:

I love the speed dial option. 4 out of 5 times on Mobile Safari I go to the same sites.
Not certain, I'll use it more than Safari though. I'll give it ry though!

joki says:

When I got my iphone first thing I looked for in the app store was Opera. Then I realized it's not there. But I hope it'll be there soon!

dloveprod says:

I hope apple approves this, any word on when 4.0 is gonna be announced or the new iPhone for this summer?

mike says:

Enjoyed the vid.
Dieter come back to the tipb podcasts.