Opera may not be the biggest browser outfit on the block but you have to admire its spunk. The Norwegian browser company said it will unveil a version of its Opera Mini software for Apple's iPhone next week.
Perhaps hell will freeze over and Apple approves it, but it's doubtful. Like Technologizer's Harry McCracken I really wish Opera well because a little mobile browser competition can only be a good thing.
Indeed, pressure why Opera is saying it will demo its browser for the iPhone next week at the 2010 Mobile World Congress. By preannouncing its browser, it hopes to at least pressure Apple a bit to approve its app.
Opera has a fine browser on most mobile devices. The compression technology is handy and it's one of the better mobile browsers on the block. In other words, the Mini would be fine competition for Apple's Safari. Bottom line: The competition, which could set a precedent to approve something like Mozilla's eventual mobile browser, would be welcomed by iPhone users.