Opera 7 now on PDA: Sharp Again Goes for Opera in New SL-6000

Oslo, Norway – Jan. 13, 2004

Sharp and Opera Software today announced that Opera is included on the new Sharp Zaurus SL-6000 Personal Mobile Tool. SL-6000 is the first embedded device to feature the power of the new Opera 7 for embedded devices. Opera was included in the SL-6000’s predecessor, the SL-5500, receiving praise from media and users alike.

“The combination of the new Zaurus SL-6000 and the latest version of Opera is a mobile professional’s dream come true.Geared for corporate users, the SL-6000 was designed from the ground up to be a powerful and flexible personal mobiletool enabling mobile corporate customers to seamlessly connect to critical enterprise data no matter where they are,”said Steve Petix, associate vice president of Sharp’s Solutions Division. “Its extensive expandability as well as embeddedWi-Fi capabilities, large VGA screen and easy-to-use keyboard make it an ideal business tool. The Opera browserrepresents class-leading capabilities for a seamless online experience when working remotely.”


“The Sharp Zaurus is the first device to demonstrate the power of the newly developed Opera 7 for embedded devices,”says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software ASA. “Users will enjoy both the new incremental rendering and an improvedJavaScript rendering engine. Both advances dramatically speed up Opera’s page loading. With Opera, the Sharp Zaurusoffers an outstanding Internet experience.”


About Sharp Electronics Corporation


Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation,a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainmentproducts, appliances, networked, multi-functional office solutions and mobile communication and information tools.Leading brands include AQUOSâ„¢ Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bitâ„¢ audio products, the SharpVision©line of projection products, Viewcam© camcorders, Sharp Carousel© microwaves, Imagerâ„¢ digital multi-functional systems, the Notevision© line of multi-media projectors, and the Zaurusâ„¢ Personal Mobile Tool.Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.