Opera Mobile 9.5 out in Beta

Good news for mere mortals (those not carrying an iPhone), Opera have released their Beta Opera browser for Microsoft Mobile.

Considering the truly appalling Microsoft Mobile Explorer, the Opera browser is well up to the standards set by Opera Mini and the iPhones’ Safari browsers.

Being a Beta version there are a few bugs to be expected, but pages are rendered well, and quickly, and it is very intuitive to use.

Trouble is that none of the garnishing offered by Opera, cheap data packages, and designer led handsets from HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and many others, can make the Microsoft platform look anything other than antiquated.