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Opera to Launch Faster Browser for iPhone

Opera to Launch Faster Browser for iPhone

Posted February 10, 2010 at 10:02am by iClarified · 8541 views
Opera Software says it will launch a version of its Mini browser for the iPhone next week, according to Reuters.

The browser is said to offer consumers up to six times faster download speeds than Apple's Safari, and cut data traffic by up to 90 percent.

"This is a provocative move by Opera which will result in a tricky and high profile PR exercise for Apple should it decide not to allow Opera mini through the App Store," CCS Insight analyst Geoff Blaber said.

Opera said it saw no reason why its browser, the world's most widely used on cellphones, should be rejected. "We have not submitted it yet to the Apple App Store. However, we hope that Apple will not deny their users a choice in Web browsing experience," said Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder of Opera.

This app may actually be a difficult for Apple to reject. The company is already being investigated by the FCC for the refusal of Google Voice and unfairly restricting the market for competing web browsers could cause serious legal problems.

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THUGL0RDZ - February 11, 2010 at 3:33am
why can they just come out with opera mobile 10 opera mini is good but come on ,we need Flash!!!!!!!!!!,and why the F!! DO they even bother going through the app store ,just go to Cydia.
HO - February 10, 2010 at 1:05pm
Oh well, it will get rejected and then pushed to any jb iphone, so i still get it :)
Thundr - February 10, 2010 at 12:06pm
If I were AT&T, I would be lobbying to Apple to push this Browser through, quickly. With all the compression, and other features, if it can really decrease data trafic by 90%, this could take a huge strain off of AT&T's network. Any help, is better than no help.
John - February 10, 2010 at 10:46am
Couldn't Apple reject it due to a "duplicate function" of the iPhone?
jeremy - February 10, 2010 at 12:22pm
my thoughts exactly.
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