Opera Mini is a browser use for handphone or mobile device. This software developed by Opera Software ASA, the company who concentrate to create a good and reliable browser such as Opera and Opera Mobile. The Opera Mini is a free software. Start to download Opera Mini using default web browser which is already installed, go to http://mini.opera.com address, than the phone browser will download and install the Opera Mini at our mobile phone. After that, we can start using Opera Mini to browse internet faster.
When we are browse the internet using Opera Mini, the requested data will be compressed by Opera Mini Server, then it will send at Opera Mini phone browser, of course this can make data send more small and faster. The small data can also make cost for internet connection more cheaper.
Opera Mini using Java language, that's why for installing Opera Mini, at least the mobile phone can execute Java application. Almost latest mobile phone able to run Java application, but for some mobile device such as Windows Mobile, Palm or Blackberry, it should already installed with Java Virtual Machine.
We can customize Opera Mini display by choosing full browser or small vertical mobile view, this setting make all content of web become vertical, so we don't have to scroll left or right to read the web content, just using up and down key only, especially for ordinary cellular phone which don't have joystick. The font also can be choose smaller or bigger. Use Opera Mini help for knowing all shortcut.
One think that we have to aware, Opera Mini does not support for encryption web browser such as internet banking. This is because Opera Mini compressed and optimize data for faster and small phone browser, so Opera Mini need unencrypted data. If we use Windows Mobile or something like that, we can use Opera Mobile to have full access like Opera Browser for PC to access encrypted web page.
Like other web browser, Opera Mini have it own bookmark and can be synchronize with computer which is using Opera 9+ for PC. Opera Mini also can be use portrait and landscape at cellular phone display. When navigate Opera Mini, we can choose scroll or mouse pointer which can be navigate with phone joystick or phone keypad.