Opera has announced that it will be releasing its first WP7 browser, Opera Mobile 11, at CTIA next week. Along with Mobile 11, the launch will also include Opera Mini 6. Between the two versions Opera plans to cover a wide range of mobile operating systems: Windows Phone 7, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian/Series 60, J2ME and MeeGo. Commenting on the versatility of the cross-platform browser, Lars Boilesen, CEO, had this to say:
"In our lineup, all players are equally important--we leave no device behind. Our small and clever pieces of software will give you a 5-star experience, no matter what hardware you prefer"
Details are scarce, so we'll just have to wait and see develops at CTIA. If this holds true, Windows Phone 7 users will finally have an alternative to Internet Explorer. It will also be interesting to see how the Opera announcement will effect the Mango update and IE9's transition to the mobile platform.
Update: False alarm