Opera Mini for the iPhone has Been Approved

Opera Mini has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store and should be available within 24 hours as a free download. The Opera Mini mobile browser is quite popular on other devices and the creators are hoping for more of the same with Apple device owners.

Due to the compression used to get data to your device, you will see increased speeds when loading pages. Opera Mini enables fast browsing by compressing data up to 90 percent before sending it along to your device. Due to the compression, you may even save a bit of change on your bills each month – especially if you’re roaming a lot.

This is actually quite a bit of a shock since non-Safari-based browsers tend to get turned down in the app store. I’m happy to see that I have another choice now.