Opera Software has finally made the full version of Opera Mini 6.5 officially available to BlackBerry handset users through BlackBerry App World. Previously, RIM BlackBerry platform users could download and install Opera Mini only through the Opera website. Opera Mini 6.5 for BlackBerry is available for free and can be downloaded directly from BlackBerry App World.
Opera took quite some time to get the Opera Mini mobile web browser officially available through BlackBerry App World. BlackBerry users could always head to http://m.opera.com to download the Opera Mini on their BlackBerry smartphone.
Opera Mini uses a special compression technology feature dubbed Opera Turbo, which enables pushing only ten percent of the data of an actual/full page to a phone. This feature has been heavily appreciated by users of all mobile platforms.
Opera Mini will compete with the WebKit based native browser, which has been improved with the BlackBerry 7 OS. Now with Opera Mini hitting the BlackBerry App World officially, we hope that Opera Mobile too will be optimized and made available for the PlayBook OS 2.0 platform soon.