Opera coming to the iPhone

Yeah, you heard that right.  An Opera developer has stated that they are working on an iPhone version of their browser to be released alongside the iPhone SDK – whenever it comes out.  Why?  It is hard to speculate – the Safari browser really makes the iPhone/iPod amazing.  Opera is persistant though.  They want their browser to run on every single device that exists in the universe – from toasters to spaceships, Opera wants to work on everything.  Oh and there is this thing called FLASH.

Realistically, though, they aren’t going to have much of a chance against Safari on the platform.  Opera is a solid browser and brings some awesome features to the fold (built in torrent downloading for instance) but the mobile Safari, with its panning and zooming features will be hard to beat.

I guess we’ll have to see.  Competition is always good for consumers (us) and perhaps they’ll come up with some new features that aren’t available yet on Safari.  We are looking forward to trying it out.

Video after the break…

He mentions the iPhone at the VERY end and (full disclosure) who knows exactly how seriously he’s thought about it?

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