The Opera Mini team just released a second beta version of Opera Mini 4, with many bug fixes and some newly added features.
In addition to the desktop-like browsing and the many other innovative browsing features that have already been released in the first beta, this new one adds the ability to create your own search (just like the Opera desktop browser) for the start page, keyboard shortcuts, security encryption, BlackBerry optimizations, and more. (For a look at beta 1’s features, read this)
Here’s an overview of some of the notable changes/additions with Opera Mini 4 beta 2 (since beta 1):
- Now you can add the search engine of your choice to the start page, just like in the Opera desktop browser. Hey, now you could put Google Search on the start page.
- Shortcut keys
- Browse in landscape mode — view the Web on a wider screen (Shortcut key: ‘*’ and ‘#’)
- Native menu for BlackBerry phones
- Lots of optimizations for BlackBerry phones
- Content folding – Collapses long menu lists (like those found on sidebars of webpages), so you don’t need to scroll through them to get to the page content. Note: This only works in “Fit to width” mode, not desktop.
- Supports secure connections for banks, eBay, etc.
- Small fonts have been enabled
- Simplified setup process
- Improved image quality
- Improved cookie support
- Ability to edit the current URL
- Added ‘Full screen’ mode
- Dialogs now use web 2.0-ish look and feel
- Added support for more phones
- Fixed a ton of bugs
Opera Mini 4 beta 2 installs beside your current Opera Mini version without overwriting any of your existing files or settings.
Head over to the Opera Mini beta page to download this new beta.
Enjoy the Web with Opera Mini!