Josep just let me know that the rumored Opera Mini 4.1 Beta has just been released today. I don’t remember where I first heard about this beta but I guess they were spot on. There are some really cool features in the new version!
You can pick up the new version by going to www.operamini.com/beta from your BlackBerry browser. You need to select the last link with no certificates for your BlackBerry. You can also download it for desktop installation from the same link.
The new version of Opera Mini must have gotten on a diet because I don’t remember the application only being 173Kb.
According to the Beta website these are the new features:
Now even faster
Prior to this release, we upgraded our servers and Opera Mini now receives your requested web pages up to 50% faster. So you can now access sites like Facebook, BBC, and any of your other favorite web sites even faster, with Desktop-like speeds.
Find things faster
Even though scrolling to your Web content is already easy with Opera Mini, the new Opera Mini 4.1 beta lets you search for text within a Web page so you can get to the information you need even quicker than before.
Get your to your web sites faster
Now you can stop wasting time typing in full web addresses more than once while browsing. When typing web addresses, Opera Mini 4.1 beta will recognize and suggest completions for you based on your Bookmarks and browsing history, making address input faster, easier and much more intuitive.
Download and upload files
On phones with JSR-75, you can now upload and download files using Opera Mini 4.1 beta, without being re-routed to your phone’s native browser. Update your blog while on the go. Upload photos to your web site or social network. Add attachments easily to web-based email, and download other non media-rich content to your phone using Opera Mini 4.1 beta.
Save it for later
On phones with JSR-75, Opera Mini 4.1 beta lets you save pages for offline viewing so you can quickly access and read your desired Web content, even when you’re on a plane, in the subway, or in other places where you can’t get network reception. Depending on your phone, you may need to choose a destination folder for storing pages for offline viewing.