The Opera web browser will soon be seen in operation on the iPad in a remarkable change of events that would see the popular browser staking claim to a territory that till now used to be the exclusive domain of Apple’s very own Safari. However, Opera’s emergence on the iPad landscape can well be considered a natural evolution in that the Opera can already be seen in operation on the iPhone as well as the iPod Touch.
Till now, iPad users only had the Safari to browse the web and it has always been among the better applications to be available on the iPad. Safari also supports full desktop views on the iPad’s 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display.
However, Opera enjoys a key advantage over the Safari that can see its popularity soar far more than the over cent percent increase that it witnessed during 2010. With Opera, one has the “option to offload the processing of some web content to remote servers.” What this eventually means is that Opera will be able process pictures or other rich media content quickly over a 3G connection. This apart, users will also be able to bookmark or synchronize their password using the Opera Link feature so that users will be able to keep their data in sync across multiple platforms or even the desktop version of the Opera.
The iPad version of the Opera will be launched at the Mobile World Congress set to get underway next week. In fact, the Opera seems to be on an overdrive as its makers are all set to launch new versions of the popular Opera Mini for use on multiple platforms such as the Android, iPhone, J2ME, BlackBerry and Symbian. Together with the iPad specific version of the Opera, there will also be an Android and Symbian versions that will be unveiled at the next weeks’ MWC 2011.