Opera mini 7 for basic mobile phones is released by opera to promote the tightly integrated social web browser. The new version of Opera mini would feature much stronger social integration -- specially aimed at the feature phone segment, both key points for Facebook.
Recently, we have been hearing alot about the Facebook going to release it's own social browser after aquiring Opera mini, but there has been no such confidential evident to prove it.
Opera came good with a full release of mobile web browser, Opera Mini 7 (but still has no official comment on those aquisition reports). As, expected, the new browser is aimed not at Apple and Android based smartphones but more "basic" devices -- specially those built on Java ME, Nokia S60 and Blackberry (yes, opera keeps RIM's smartphone in basic segment).
The new features in Opera mini browser - let's user keep track of the websites they visit most frequently and makes it possible to get updated with social events on their Facebook and twitter profile.
The Smart Page contains several new features that are all about social browsing. For starters, it provides a one-page summary of news from a user's Facebook and Twitter feeds, directly from the home page of the browser. Other features include links to a user's most-visited sites; links to relevant content based on your browsing history; and suggestions for news sites to follow with the option of adding those to the Smart Page as well. The Smart Page will now also include other features Opera has long been using in past versions of its Opera browser such as Speed Dial shortcuts.
You can now enjoy news feed and social networking on your mobile device.
Opera Mini is the company's most popular product, with 168 million monthly users and some 3,000 phone models supported. Overall the company has 250 million monthly users of its products, which also include Opera Mobile and a browser for desktop computers.