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Opera browsers “reduce phone data usage by 90%”

Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 are said to reduce data sent to your phone by up to 90 percent.

Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 launched
Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 launched

Opera Software has released the final versions of the world's most widely-used mobile web browsers, Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10.

Opera Mini 5 is available on all Java-based and Blackberry phones, as well as Android and Windows Mobile phones whilst Opera Mobile 10 is available on Windows Mobile and Symbian S60-based mobile phones. Users can download the browser onto their phone by going to m.opera.com.

The browsers have a faster browsing experience and compression technology that Opera says reduces the amount of data sent to your phone by up to 90 percent.

The reasons for this reported speed lies in the fact that the browser does not render web pages or code locally, as these pages are processed by Opera’s servers before the code is sent back to the phone. This in turn limits the amount of data sent.

The browsers also feature a speed dial, tabs, password manager and an Opera Link which lets you synchronise your bookmarks, notes and Speed Dial between your computer and your mobile phone.

Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software, says, "Keeping in mind the needs and wants of our 50+ million users, we have emphasized speed, desktop-like functionality and data savings in our mobile browsers. Today, we have made it even easier for everyone to surf, search and socialise on the Web."

iPhone users may soon also be able to access the Opera Browser as well owing to Opera’s developers announcing the Opera Mini application for the iPhone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona during February 2010.

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