Unlimited VPN access within a browser itself? That’s right. Opera is now offering unlimited VPN service and that could be a good reason for many to give Opera a try. Opera is one of the first mainstream browsers to offer this feature and it might be a good move in grabbing a few users away from competitors. The VPN service will allow users to control the country they are displaying to websites which would allow them to view some region locked sites. The service also offers 256-bit encryption and will allow users to block their IP address and access blocked websites.
There are some limitations with this new feature though. Right now it is only being deployed on the developer version of Opera and spoof locations are constrained to Canada, Germany and the U.S. Opera does have plans to make the unlimited VPN feature available on stable versions of Opera and hopes to have that done sooner than later. Opera isn’t a spring chicken in the browser space, they’ve been around the block but they’ve also been losing ground to the competition. Google’s Chrome browser is probably the biggest poacher of Opera users but it’s also behind Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.
Offering unlimited VPN integration into its browser could prove to uptick the browsers installs and perhaps overall usage. Though there might be those who install the browser for its unlimited VPN and only use it on occasion for those times a VPN service is useful. However, the company is at least trying to find a way to be competitive again and you can’t fault them for giving it a go.
What do you think of Opera offering this service? Are you going to download the developer version to check out what Opera is working on? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.Source: Mashable