Opera has unveiled the new Opera Mini 6 for the iPhone and iPad on Tuesday and is now available at the Apple App Store for free download.

Opera claims that the new browser will have “faster and smoother” zoom and pan and will have buttons for automatic sharing via Facebook and Twitter, reports the Register. The way the Opera browser works is that it uses Opera proxy servers that compress data before sending it to client for much faster download times. The new Opera Mini 6 claims over 90 percent of data compression which would make for a much faster browsing experience.

A hands-on report by Cnet finds that the new Opera Mini 6 has new features that make for easy navigation, including a way to manage search engines and web browsers. Opera’s Speed Dial also provides quick access to favorite sites through a convenient 3X3 layout.

The Opera browser was launched in April 2010 and has since become the most popular mobile browser in the world with 21.9 percent of the market, and 105 million monthly users, most of which are Apple iOS users, reports the LA Times. While the iPhone and the iPad come equipped with the Safari browser, users have the option of downloading the Opera browser at the App Store.

“Every platform is important to us, but the iPhone is hugely important to Opera, especially in the U.S.,” said Opera product manager, Phillip Gronvold “But Safari is rock solid, iOS is rock solid and we have no problem saying that. And so, from Opera Mini 5 to Opera Mini 6, we’ve made a big shift in what we’re trying to do.”

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Posted by Jenny on Saturday, June 18, 2011