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Opera Mini 6.5 update launched

The new version claims to save 90 per cent on data usage and also offers easy bookmarking and most-viewed site shortcuts. It is available for almost all platforms.

Opera Software has released Opera Mini browser 6.5 for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Symbian S60 and Java-enabled phones. It has also released the Opera Mobile 11.5 browser for Symbian S60.

The difference between the two is that in Opera Mini, the cost-saving compression is always turned on. Opera Mobile has cost-saving features too, but on Opera Mini you can turn them on and off.

The company claims that the new version saves up to 90 per cent of data consumption. Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile 11.5 both have features that allow users to keep track of data usage – this really works for 3G consumers in India as there are no unlimited plans available here.

A data counter, located under the “Help” menu in both products lets you keep a tally of your web data usage. Two different counters, one for total usage and another for temporary usage lets you stay in charge of your data usage if you need to watch data cap or costs.

“There are a lot of ways to save money on your mobile phone bill and avoid getting hit with nasty overage charges on your cell phone bill, and the new data counter in Opera Mini and Opera Mobile is one of those tools,” says Phillip Gr&#248nvold, product manager for mobile, Opera Software.

Some other features include a star in the address field to easily add bookmarks and new speed dial shortcuts for easy access to most used websites.

Opera Mini 6.5 browser is now available at the Apple App Store, Android Market and for download at m.opera.com for Symbian S60, Java-enabled phones and BlackBerry devices.

The Opera Mobile browser is available at the Android Market and at m.opera.com for Symbian S60 phones.

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