Opera To Unveil Web Browser For iPad At MWC

Opera Software plans on exhibiting a new version of its popular Opera Mini for Apple's iPad and a string of smartphone platforms at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.

The company also announced that its Opera Mini mobile browser had passed the 100 million user mark.

Apart from Apple's iPad tablet device, the new Opera Mini app will be available on Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and J2ME. The company will also announce updates to the Opera Mobile web browser on Android and Symbian.

Opera CEO Lars Boilesen said in a statement that “It's why we make it light, so you don't have to recharge your battery every few hours. It's why Opera Mini and Opera Mobile can help operators reduce the bandwidth that clogs their networks.”

Speaking to The Register, an Opera spokesperson said that the browser will not be released in Barcelona but will only be previewed.

Opera Mini has a mobile web browser market share of 21 percent, ahead of Apple, Google and Nokia's native mobile browsers.