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Not surprisingly I'm having some troubles with Internet Explorer on my new smartphone that runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and I was looking into installing the new beta version of Opera Mini, but I also saw Opera Mobile and now I'm really confused.

What are the key differences between the two? Which one would be more appropriate to install?

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I found the difference. Seems like Opera Mini can't process Javascript very well. – Alix Axel Jan 28 '10 at 1:24
Can't see anything relevant to Javascript processing there. Are you sure you pasted the correct link? – Alois Mahdal Jan 21 '12 at 19:08
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Perhaps I'm out of date, but I recall that all of Opera Mini traffic passes through the Opera servers to be compresses and transmogrified for the small screen. Opera Mobile, on the other hand is truly a stand alone browser (which is why it is "heavier").

Privacy wonks seem to get twitchy about Mini (traffic through other servers, password security, etc.).

If Mini interests you, you may also want to give Skyfire a look.

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compression is optional with Mobile (aka Turbo mode) – Molly7244 Jan 28 '10 at 2:06
+1, accepted from my opera mobile ;) – Alix Axel Jan 28 '10 at 2:35
Good point Molly. I forgot that was in the newest version. Thanks Alix :-) – Chris_K Jan 28 '10 at 2:51

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