New in this release is some changes in the network code, developed in cooperation with mobile operators and network equipment manufacturers to better cope with some mobile-specific network problems.
If you are experiencing loading problems or are unable to connect at all, this updated version of Opera Mini may solve these problems for you. (This has nothing to do with T-Mobile US blocking Opera Mini on the cheaper plans, though)
While updating Opera Mini, please note that your bookmarks and history may be lost. It really depends on the phone, so it's something we unfortunately can't predict.
To make things interesting, we decided to run a small contest:
Send us your guesses as to what you think the biggest new feature of Opera Mini Dimension will be. For those who get it right or are the closest to getting it right, we'll send you a brand new Opera Mini tshirt, never before released until now. We'll give out three shirts. If more than three people guess correctly, we'll do a random drawing amongst the best guessers to select the three winners.
Send your best guess here: http://my.opera.com/Opera-contest/about/sendmsg.dml
Please use the following subject: beta
Deadline: ? (You don't seriously think we're going to give away the release date, do you? )
The deadline to submit your guesses is the release date of Opera Mini Dimension beta. Don't take a chance; send your guess early. Only one submission per contestant, and only one guess per submission. Good luck!
Here are the winners (we'll be contacting you shortly):
Here at Opera, we are famous for our fast and furious brainstorming activities. Here are some photos documenting the evolution of our creative design process. Maybe they'll provide a clue or two as to what the biggest new feature is (or maybe not)...
There is a page on operamini.com where you can sign up to recieve an alert when the beta is ready.
In conjunction to the JavaOne conference, Opera and Sun have also released some statements and statistics about the ongoing Opera Mini revolution:
With more than 15 million cumulative users, Opera Mini is the most popular downloadable Java software for mobile phones.
Now, feel free to start wild speculation.
Opera Mobile and Opera Mini are our fast, easy to use browsers for mobile phones and tablets. See our smarter mobile browsing overview for details.