Why would you prefer the trimmed down Opera Mini over the vastly superior Opera Mobile browser is beyond us, but if you do, here comes some good news. The Norwegian company just released the Opera Mini 5.1 and you can take it for a spin right away.
Of course you could use Opera Mini 5.1 on Symbian even before that but that was the Java version and now we are talking some native coding.
The new version promises improved start-up and page loading times as well as better performance when scrolling. It also lets you use whatever text input options your device offers (Swype, anyone?) and comes with new fonts that should be easier on the eye.
The final new feature of Opera Mini 5.1 for Symbian is the option to set a default access point once and for all, which puts paid to all those annoying dialogs.