's neuer - „Opera Mini“ wurde gestern zum Review eingesandt.
Ob die App aber überhaupt irgendeine Chance hat, jemals in den AppStore zu kommen, bezweifeln viele: verbietet nämlich Apps, die mit der Funktionalität eigener Apps (in diesem Fall der Mobile Safari) konkurrieren.

Opera Mini für den AppStore eingeschickt

Die Firma zeigt sich vom bisherigen Trend allerdings unbeeindruckt, und setzt stattdessen auf Medienwirksamkeit: Eine eigene Seite wurde eingerichtet, in der ein Count-Up die vergangene Zeit seit dem Einreichen anzeigt. Um beim gleichzeitig eingerichteten Gewinnspiel ein iPhone zu gewinnen, muss man am genauesten erraten, wann Apple Opera Mini in den AppStore einstellt.

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Oslo, Norway – March 23, 2010

Opera Mini for iPhone was officially submitted to the Apple iPhone App store today. A select few first saw it at Mobile World Congress 2010 in February. Now, the “fast like a rocket” browser is taking its first big step towards giving users a new way to browse on the iPhone.

Early reviews of Opera Mini for iPhone praised the sheer browsing speed, powering through Web pages up to six times faster than Safari. Due to server-side rendering, Opera Mini compresses data by up to 90 percent before sending it to the phone, resulting in rapid page loading and more Web per MB for the end user. Those familiar with iPhone roaming charges will relish Opera Mini’s ability to deliver more for less, giving users the Web they want quickly, without, the high costs.

“The Opera Mini for iPhone sneak peek during MWC told us that we have something special,” said Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera Software. “Opera has put every effort into creating a customized, stylized, feature-rich and highly responsive browser that masterfully combines iPhone capabilities with Opera’s renowned Web experience, and the result is a high performing browser for the iPhone.”

Opera Mini is the world’s most popular mobile Web browser, famed for bringing the Web to nearly any mobile phone. Its speed, usability and navigation-friendly design have catapulted this browser onto more than 50 million mobile phones worldwide. Creating a version for iPhone is part of Opera’s mission to bring the Web to all platforms and all devices.

via mashable.com und 9to5mac.com