Opera has launched an updated version of Opera Mini for Windows Mobile. Opera Mini 5.1 features a number of updates, including:

  • Page layout improvements on high resolution screens
  • Set Opera Mini as the default web browser
  • Support for screen rotation on HTC and Samsung devices using a G-sensor
  • Better kinetic scrolling
  • Improved text input support

There are also a number of bug fixes, but one of the things I’m kind of psyched about is the alternate installer. While Opera Mini 5.1 officially supports Windows Mobile 5 and up, there’s an alternate installer that will let you load the browser on Windows Mobile 2003 devices. Previously you had to use an unofficial installer file to get Opera Mini 5 up and running on older Windows Mobile devices.

Opera Mini 5.1 is available as a free download by visiting m.opera.com from your phone. You can also choose the best installer file for your device from the Opera Mini & Mobile download page.

You can check out a promotional video after the break.

Brad Linder

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