Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 16:26 UTC
Opera Software Think of Opera what you want, but those Norwegian guys and girls know how to get publicity. The company has announced it has submitted Opera Mini to the iPhone's App Store, and it has launched a website with a count-up timer, following how long it will take Apple to approve it - if at all, of course.
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Well, if that video is anything to go by, it really beats the crap outta Safari as far as speed is concerned and I don't doubt for a second that Opera is the fastest among the two: while Apple is usually quick to claim that their browser is the fastest of the bunch, Opera built a solid reputation over the years for making a lightning fast web browser (even if Presto was somewhat trailing other rendering engines from far behind on Javascript until recently).

I am just a little uncomfortable with the idea of all the traffic passing through an Opera-owned proxy somewhere. It just doesn't ring well with the privacy nut in me. But it seems to be a formidable application otherwise.

Apple probably will deny Opera's application to have it included on the App Store, though (bad PR notwithstanding) which is a shame. They simply can't take the competition.

Edited 2010-03-23 19:00 UTC

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