Even though I'm not on the Opera Mini team, I have seen quite a bit of feedback for Opera Mini. It seems that people have previous had high expectations for what Opera Mini can deliver. …
When Opera Mini 4 was released in late 2007, it was a rather huge release when compared to version 3. Who would have thought that you would be able view normal sites in the same layout as on your computer on even low-end phones? I know I was impressed (and surprised!) when I saw it for the first time.
Borrowing the panning and zooming techniques from the likes of the Wii Internet Channel and Nintendo DS Browser (which were also picked up by other mobile browsers later), Opera Mini went from a single-column layout to allowing you to pan arund a desktop-like view, and zoom in to areas of interest.
With the release of Opera Mini 4 having set the standard for the growing number of Opera Mini competitors, what do people expect from Opera Mini 5? Keeping in mind the constraints here (at one point, Opera Mini was kept below 100K, but it is now around 125K, and one tries to get it working on as many phones as possible), what could Opera Mini 5 be like? What are the expectations?
Is the Opera Mini team expected to redefine the "proxy browser" scene again, or will it be an incremental upgrade?