After much await, Opera is finally working on Opera Mini browser for Windows Phone OS. A page has now gone live on its site asking for people to sign up to beta test the browser.
The page states:
We know we took a long time, but our test version is now available. Download it, try it and give us your feedback. We'll listen and make improvements to give you the best browsing experience on your Windows Phone.
However, don't get too excited as we have already sent in our email and, aside from a confirmation that we are signed up to beta test the browser, we have yet to receive an actual download link. However, if it goes live we will post up an update.
The browser’s arrival may be part of improving relationships between Opera and Microsoft, with Microsoft recently making the browser the default on its Nokia X handsets.
Opera Mini is well know for being extremely fast due to pre-rendering content on a separate server and then only sending necessary data to handsets. It has more than 250 million users.
Join the beta by submitting your email address here.