Opera is bringing both of its mobile web browsers out of beta. Opera Mobile 10 is available for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 phones. This mobile browser supports tabbed browsing, Opera’s Speed Dial feature, which gives you 9 shortcut icons on your home screen, and the ability to synchronize your data with the desktop version of Opera.

Opera Mini 5 offer similar functionality. The main difference is that Opera Mini relies on data compression to reduce the amount of work your phone has to do to view a web page. Basically, Opera’s servers pre-load most images and other content, compress it, and then shoot it to your phone to save bandwidth.

The final version of Opera Mini 5 is available for Blackberry and Java-based phones. The browser is also available for Windows Mobile and Android, but both of these recently launched versions are still in beta.

You can install Opera Mobile 10 or Opera Mini 5 on most phones by visiting m.opera.com in a mobile browser.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...