Opera Mini, one of the most popular mobile browsers has now launched Opera Mini 7, for feature phones and BlackBerry users. The new browser will also support phones with the Jave Platform Mini Edition (J2ME) platforms and Symbian’s S60 which is Nokia’s OS. The web browser allows users to gain direct access to social media via their feature phones. Feature phones have web-browsing facilities but don’t come in the category of smartphones.
Opera made the announcement on its blog. The blog announced the new features of the Opera Mini 7 includes the new Smart Page that will give a quick and easy access to your social networks, favorite sites and other popular content. Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter right in the first screen of Opera Mini.
The Smart Page function was initially announced for Opera Mini Next, but now the update has been added to Mini 7 as well. The social media function is not avaiable for smartphone versions of Opera Mini Next which makes sense since smartphone users won’t access social media sites via Opera but directly through the available apps.
The blog also announced that Speed dial feature will now be available for all feature phones. Speed dial lets users add their most visited web pages to the opening page of the browser so that they simply click on that page instead of having to retype the url.
Opera Mini has more than 140 million users worldwide, with much of the growth coming from India, Indonesia, Russia, China and Brazil. The browser has more than a million users in 22 countries around the world.