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Opera has launched a go-faster service for mobile phone browsing, claiming the system cuts bills and increases rendering speed on mobile devices by up to 250 per cent. The Opera Mobile Accelerator is a proxy-based system available for Sony-Ericsson P800/P900 and all Series 60 handsets, including Nokia, Siemens and Sendo X (it say here, so it must be due soon).

Current users of Opera's mobile browser can configure the system automatically by pointing their phones at http://www.opera.com/proxy, where they'll have access to a two week free trial. The Register has been using a pre-release version for about a week now, and it's noticeably nippy, although the system could obviously benefit from larger numbers of users pointing the proxy server at our favourite pages, so that they come compressed by the server by the time we get to them.

Opera proposes to license Mobile Accelerator to operators, and is also selling it as a subscription service for individual users. It costs €12 for three months, €20 for six or €30 for a year. In addition to the 14 day free trial, customers buying Opera for Series 60 devices will get a complimentary three month subscription to Accelerator. ®

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