Could someone please tell me what the ultimate solution for this problem was? I am having the exact same experience. I have one of the newer 1X coverage, $9.99/mo. data plan. All the other apps (mobile email, backup assistant, facebook) work fine for more, but opera mini freezes my phone and then it restarts. It's brand new, and I'm pretty frustrated with it.
DT2013, the Opera Mini application is a 3rd party application. I apologize that we are unable to correct issues on that app. However, I recommend that you delete the app and then redownload it again to ensure that it has the latest software to function correctly. Keep us posted. We're here to further assist if needed. ^LH