Opera Strikes Download Deal with 3 UK

Opera Software has struck a deal with 3 UK which sees the company’s Opera Mini web browser available for free download from the mobile operator’s portal.

Opera says that, using the browser, 3’s customers can surf the same webpages as on a PC, while using only one tenth of the data they would otherwise use, as the Opera Mini browser compresses pages before sending them through to phones. Opera Mini supports more than 3,000 mobile phones in total.

“We want to bring the benefits of a great mobile Internet experience to all handsets, whether smartphones or not,” says Charlotte Blanchard, 3 UK’s director of products and services. “Opera Mini helps us extend that experience to an even greater range of devices.”