On Wednesday, Opera Software ASA announced that the company will be unveiling an iPhone version of the Opera Mini browser for mobile phones at an international technology conference sometime during next week.
As has been confirmed by Opera spokeswoman Katrin Jaakson, although the plans for an iPhone browser are definite, the approval to distribute it from Apple's iPhone application store is still to be obtained.
Ms. Jaakson, however, did say that the company "does not see any reason why it wouldn't be accepted. We obviously hope that Apple will not deny their users a choice when it comes to what browser they use".
As of now, the iPhone's default browser is the company's own Safari.
Mini browser is offered by Opera as a free download, and the browser has gained popularity for its ability to compress full sites for mobile usage, which allows quicker Internet access as compared to a regular browser.
"Opera's mission is to bring the Web to the world, and by making Opera Mini available on yet another platform, we are one step closer", Opera Co-Founder Jon von Tetzchner said.
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