Speed trials show that the recently released Opera Mini 4.2 Web browser for mobile phones is more than 30% faster for users in the U.S., due to the addition of a new Opera Mini server park in the U.S. Opera Software noted that the latest release marks Mini’s official availability on the newest version of the Android mobile platform, making Mini the first browser alternative on Android.

In addition, GSM phone manufacturer Sonim has announced that its latest model, the XP3, will ship with the Opera Mini browser pre-installed. The highly rugged XP3 was designed for blue- and gray-collar workers on job sites and for wilderness and extreme sports enthusiasts.

With added language capability, Opera Mini now supports more than 90 languages. It also offers more skin selections to personalize the look and feel of the browser. The system compresses the data before it is sent to the phone, which not only boosts speed but also keeps data delivery to a minimum so users’ costs are lower. Other features include Opera Link support for notes, which allows users to sync their notes between the PC and Opera Mini. Also, an improved RTSP handoff increases the number of phones with support for mobile video.

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