Windows Phone users will soon be able to browse the Web using the Opera Mini browser. The Oslo-based maker of Internet browsers is now asking users to sign up for Opera Mini’s beta group to test the browser. No download links are available just yet, though.
“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,” the page states.
This new move comes two weeks after Opera inked a deal with Microsoft to make Opera Mini the default browser for the Nokia Asha, and Series 40 handsets. Opera Mini was also the default Web browser in the Nokia X2 smartphones which Microsoft launched back in June.
There used to be an unofficial Opera Mini client for Windows Phone 7, however Microsoft had pulled it in 2011. As of now, Internet Explorer and UC Browser are the only two popular browsers available on the Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Are you excited about Opera Mini’s arrival? Sound off in the comments below.