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April 6, 2008

Upload Files from Your Mobile Phone Using Opera Mini

Opera Mini, one of the most popular mobile browser, has released a new version which brings a lot of useful features.

Now it's faster to go to previously visited web pages because you don't have to type the full address: Opera Mini's auto-complete shows a list of suggestions when you type the first characters, like most desktop browsers. The new address bar can also be accessed while visiting a web page and it can be used to search the web. Opera Mini added an option to search inside a page so you don't waste precious time trying to find a certain section in the current page.

If Gmail's mobile application doesn't let you add attachments, Opera Mini 4.1 is there to help. You can now upload photos, videos and documents from your mobile phone to Gmail, Flickr or any other site. When you clicked on a link to a file that couldn't be handled by Opera Mini, the browser wasn't able to download it to your phone. Now you can download files and save web pages to view them offline. To use this features, your Java installation needs to include JSR-75, "an optional package which allows Opera Mini to access the file system on your phone".

Opera also tests some signed versions of the browser that let you change the permission settings so you are not constantly harassed by dialogs that ask your permission before reading from the memory or connecting to the Internet. Opera Mini's blog has more details about the signed versions.

The software is still in beta, but it should work on any mobile phone that supports Java applications. Opera Mini only has 152 KB because most of the processing is done on Opera's servers, which convert web pages into a simplified format that can be displayed by the application.


  1. wow this is the first time i see anything positive about an opera product on a google related site :)

    question: is there any info about that simplified format? what kind of compression does it use?

    i guess it's time to try this new opera mini version ^^

  2. Wonder if anyone knows how to do a "hack" on a PDA running WM 6 and make it support Java?


  3. #2, you can install the IBM JVM to support Java on a WM phone. You can find installation information at

  4. Does Opera support Java enabled webpages? How to run such pages?

  5. "save web pages to view them offline."

    Has this feature been pulled out of the final version?
    Can't seem to get Mini 4.1 to sake pages for offline reading!

  6. I've just install opera mini on my motorola L7 phone but i can't find the feature to save file for offline view, please can you help

    Samuel A.

  7. can somebody help me,,i dont know if my pgone supports jsr-75 read and write there any way to determine if my phone really support using opera mini 4.2..and can somebody tell me where can i find opera mini 4.2 signed version??? phone is samsung sgh e250

  8. Thanks for info. Now i can edit my and more i can sign up for one domain or two with opera mini. Thanks.

  9. looks like the beta works pretty great. Has the final version came out? Seems really easy to work with. I like the new features, browses a lot faster..Thanks


  10. i want to attache file with my mail using gmail mobile app...???

    There is no option in the mobile app...?

    Pl add this option... I and more people who using mobile as thair office... Needs this option badly...

  11. Im using sony ericsson spiro my opera mini cant upload pics help


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