Opera Mini “Dimension” Beta is out

What a nice surprise I found this morning. Amongst all my new emails, I had one from Opera telling me that the Dimension Beta was out. Of course, how exciting, I had to go and download it right away.

Happy Tuesday :),

It’s ready. Opera Mini 4 Beta, “Dimension” is available for you to try. Thanks for waiting patiently as we work hard to give you something truly special. We’re proud to say Dimension sets a new standard for Web browsing on mobile phones. There are some noticeable improvements that we’ll describe in detail below.

No problems loading it on my Nokia N80IE. I will write more about its features after I’ve had some time to review the whole thing. For now, here are some screenshots.

UPDATE 6/20: So far so good with this Beta. I’ve noticed that pages load quickly and my phone doesn’t freeze with some websites like it does with the default browser. To Opera’s credit, the release lives up to its billing by “consuming” less data while loading websites.

I like the zoom option. It is easy to go back to a full preview of the page. I have tested the browser extensively with the New York Times website and it has worked flawlessly. I was able to log in to MySpace and it also worked very well.

My only gripe so far is navigating the menus, which seems to be very slow at times.

I think Opera is on the right track here. I have completely replaced the built-in S60 browser for the Dimension Beta.