You didn’t read that headline wrong, Opera has just announced that it is going show off an iPhone version of Opera Mini next week at the Mobile World Congress. In the past it was rumoured that Apple blocked Opera because it competed with Safari but that may not have been the case. It would be odd for Opera to announce an iPhone version of Opera Mini if it wasn’t confident that it could release it to the public in the near future.
“We are thrilled to offer journalists and partners an exclusive preview of Opera Mini for iPhone during the year’s biggest mobile event,” said Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera Software. “This is a unique opportunity to introduce the fast, feature-rich Opera Mini experience for the iPhone, and to showcase our latest beta releases of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini on other platforms and devices. Opera’s mission is to bring the Web to the world, and by making Opera Mini available on yet another platform, we are one step closer.”