Frankly, I’ve never been very satisfied by the web browsing capabilities of mobile devices like cell phones and PDAs.
I’ve been most impressed by the zoom capability and `virtual`mouse. Both are demonstrated in this video.
One thing that makes Opera Mini different from other browsers is the fact that each web page is funnelled through a remote server for pre-processing. The Opera website claims:
Web content is compressed to reduce the size of data transferred, enabling handling on simpler phones and creating fast browsing at low costs.
I have experienced a noticeable delay while accessing the first website. I suspect this pre-processing is responsible for this. However, subsequent surfing doesn`t seem affected.