Well surprise, surprise - the Opera Mini browser has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store, Opera Software announced today.
"We are delighted to offer iPhone and iPod touch users a great browsing experience with the Opera Mini App," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "This app is another step toward Opera's goal of bringing the Web to more people in more places."
While the approval probably comes as a shock to most, Opera Software expected this to happen all along. The browser maker submitted the app on March 23, and while some thought it was merely a publicity stunt, Opera Software insisted that it went to great lengths to ensure Opera Mini complied with Apple's policies. Job well done.
According to Opera Software, not only is Opera Mini incredibly fast, but it will also help iPhone and iPod touch users save money because of its data compression capabilities. Sounds like a win-win situation all around.
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