"We are excited to improve on the mobile Web experience that has already been so well received by both end users and distributors", says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "I think the main reason for Mini's success is that it, for the first time, allows millions of people to use their mobile phones to access the same Web sites they do from their desktop."
This is not the same as Opera's mobile browser, designed for PDAs, which is a different beast and is not free. Opera Mini is designed to be much simpler, and intended for use on a wider variety of phones, including many that normally wouldn't have much browsing support if any at all. It is also a free download. You can find out more at the Opera Mini site.