Opera Mini 6

Opera Mini 6

Opera Mini 6 was released this week.  It’s a major update to Opera’s most powerful browser for Java Me devices. According to the official Opera Blog, changes from 5.1 are:

Opera Mini 6 is here! With some cool new features and a bunch of bug fixes, we know you’ll love this new version as much, if not more than cake, ponies, bubble wrap, kittens and duct tape.

A fresh new look
Opera Mini 6 sports a new and improved design, including a new skin, and new zoom and jump buttons for easy touch-navigation.

Share links directly to major social network sites (Twitter, Facebook, My Opera) as you browse, directly from Opera Mini 6.

YouTube support
Click any Mobile YouTube video to launch it directly on your device’s native media player (if available).

Improved zoom for touch screens
Pinch-to-zoom is now supported for multitouch devices. Regular touch devices now zoom with a double-tap, or with Opera’s new zoom buttons.

Tailored to Tablets
We’ve designed a new user interface especially for tablet users.

Open Link in Background
Read your news uninterrupted and utilize the power of tabs by opening new links in the background.

Better Font Support
We’ve been working hard to improve the selection and rendering of Asian fonts, including Thai and Arabic.

I tried Opera Mini 6 on a Boost CDMA Motorola Rambler and a Boost iDEN Motorola i776. It runs very well on the Rambler. The only issue I found was that  the #+8 page down key scrolls two screens at a time instead of one. Opera Mini 5.1 had the same bug. Here’s hoping it’s fixed in the next release.

On the i776, Opera Mini 6, like Opera Mini 5.1, installs but hangs on startup.  Opera Mini 5.1 ran on the i856 and i9 so I suspect that 6 will too.

The app “Opera Mini” (284 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename:”Mini6″.

Type: Freeware
Author:  Opera Software – Product Page,Online Help, Forum
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
iDEN Compatible: (tested on i776): Maybe. Hangs on the i776 may run on the more powerful i9 and i856
Boost CDMA Compatible: (tested on Motorola Rambler): Yes
Supported iDEN phones: i9 and i856.
Filesize: 284 KB

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for Java ME phones only.

To download and install click here: DOWNLOAD (jad)

Alternate downloads: jarzip