Opera released the beta version of their Opera Mini 4 mobile browser this morning. The browser is available for just about any handset you can imagine, and brings a simple, straightforward option to the mobile browsing fold. Opera Mini is a popular alternative to terrible built in WAP browsers that now come standard with most web-enabled handsets. The new version of their mobile browser provides a number of exciting enhancements, including a virtual mouse mode, and a Desktop Layout mode that provides a bird’s eye view of your favorite sites. Both of these features , combined with a slick “Intelligent Zoom” feature, make browsing the “real” internet on your mobile phone a realistic option. If you feel like being a guinea pig for Opera’s beta test, the public version is available right now from their mobile site.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.