Mobile Safari isn’t really a bad browser for the iPhone, although it’s not capable of doing many things due to Apple’s usage restrictions. It’s not that they restrict what the software can do, but rather, limit the function of the software itself, therefore limiting what you can do with it. I still don’t understand this mentality when it comes to little things like the browser, but luckily there are plenty of alternatives to mobile Safari that can expand your capabilities while browsing on your mobile, such as the browser that lets you watch Flash content.

This time, a browser not many know about, Opera, has updated it’s mobile browser to let you do something else really cool: File uploads.

It’s a pain in the ass to have to use the Facebook app for iPhone sometimes, and there are instances when using the mobile browser on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and especially the iPad, just feels better than the app that the site has provided. One setback of doing this is loss of capabilities and features, such as a simple photo upload. Opera Mini has taken care of that problem with their latest update. The browser is also packing some powerful compression from servers, so web pages are noticeably faster with it.

Keep Opera Mini handy on your iOS device, especially for those unavoidable times you are on a slow crowded network, away from Wi-Fi or when data roaming. Opera’s powerful servers compress data by up to 90% before downloading, so page loads are lightning fast. 

► Speed: Up to 6 times faster browsing, especially when on slower or crowded networks
► Data Savings: Compress up to 90% of data traffic
► Speed Dial: Get to your favorite Web sites with a single tap
► Visual Tabs: See all your open Web pages and quickly switch between them
► Opera Link: Synchronize your bookmarks and Speed Dial with a Desktop PC or other mobile phone

What’s New In This Version:
● Added support for more than 9 Speed Dials
● Added support for platform dictionary
● Added support for uploading files
● Added zoom setting
● Improved traffic compression on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
● Fixed session restore not keeping tabs when relaunching
● Updated to dark keyboard to match Opera UI
● Various bug fixes

You can DOWNLOAD OPERA MINI WEB BROWSER from the App Store for free.

(via iClarified)

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