Opera Software has today unveiled the first public Beta of Opera 9, which features Widgets, support for BitTorrent, and an easy-to-use content blocker.

"We're proud to release this Beta of Opera 9 to Web users around the world," said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Opera 9 brings powerful new features to enhance the Web browsing experience and empower Web 2.0 developers. Opera 9 unlocks new levels of productivity for the Internet ecosystem."