Today, Opera Software released “Opera Mini”:http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/operamini/ — Opera Mini is Opera running on any device that supports both GPRS and J2ME.
This enables Opera to run on low-end devices that previously has only typically had a WML/WAP-browser. In other words: *Full Internet access on almost any phone.*
Opera Mini is based on two components. First, there is the client component, which is a J2ME application users can download and install on their phones.
Secondly, and more importantly, there is the server component. When accessing the web with Opera Mini, the server component, which uses Opera’s Small Screen Rendering technology, converts the pages to OBML, Opera Binary Markup Language, and sends the OBML to the client which in turns renders it in just the same way it would have been rendered on a regular version of Opera.
Currently, Opera Mini is being offered to Norwegian users in a pilot project with Norwegian TV2. Norwegian users that want to test Opera Mini can do so by sending the text Opera to 1984.
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* “Press Release”:http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2005/08/10/
* “Product page”:http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/operamini/