Opera Mini gets a big update, hits the big v7.0

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Opera Mini, just about everyone's favourite bandwidth-saving browser, has had a big update, reaching v7.0(29974), from the previous v6.5. Full changelog below, but in summary, there's a new 'Smart Page', giving 'easy access to your social networks and favourite sites', plus new localisations, support for unlimited speed dials, performance improvements and (at long last) version upgrade notification, so you won't need to keep a look out at AAS for future updates.

From the Opera blog:

Opera Mini makes your feature phone smarter! Finally the features that we launched in the Opera Mini Next version back in February are available for real on J2ME (Java phones), BlackBerry and S60. Opera Mini 7 includes the new Smart Page that will give a quick and easy access to your social networks, favorite sites and other popular content. Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter right in the first screen of Opera Mini.

Changelog for v7.0:

New features:

  • New Smart Page with social integration
  • Support for unlimited amount of speed dials


  • RTL text support in UI
  • When closing a tab - switch to the most recently used one
  • Press status bar to get quick access to URL/search (S60 5.0 and Symbian^3/Anna phones only)
  • Add a page to speed dial from the star menu (Touchscreen devices only)
  • Support Russian keyboard layout (if using Russian localization)
  • Improved support for third-party IMEs
  • Version upgrade notification
  • Improved RTL text rendering
  • Added localizations for Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi and Urdu
  • Improved performance and responsiveness on touch phones
  • Fixed freeze problems with big Opera Link accounts
  • Fixed Fixed reconnection problems
  • General improvements and performance optimizations

You can get Opera Mini 7.0 by going to m.opera.com in Web on your smartphone and choosing the link, as shown below.

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Comments welcome on the update. Any glitches for you?

Source / Credit: Opera blog