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Opera Mini Browser Launches For iPad, iPhone (PICTURES, VIDEO)

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A new version of the Opera Mini web browser, the most popular mobile browser in the world, has just been released, and the latest version comes with a slew of new features designed to make users' mobile web experience faster and more robust.

Opera Mini 6, available for the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPad 2, offers better tabbed browsing, a customizable homepage, and social sharing features that enable users to post content directly to Facebook, Twitter, and My Opera.

ReadWriteWeb writes of the upgrade, "With Opera Mini 6, iPad users have what feels like a 'real' Web browser on their tablet computers, thanks to features like the customizable start page which you fill with your own favorite websites, for example. It also introduces improved tabbed browsing without Safari's 8-page (iPhone) or 9-page (iPad) limit."

Opera Software said in a statement that Opera Mini 6 will be far speedier than its predecessor, featuring "up to 90% compression of data traffic for speed and cost savings."

Opera claims 21.6 percent of the mobile browser market, according to StatCounter, which places it ahead of established rivals like Google's Android and Apple.

Opera Mini, which is free, has an average three-star rating, based on over 76,000 reviews on Apple's App Store.

See screenshots and a video of the new Opera Mini browser below.

LOOK: Opera for iPad


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