Oslo, Norway – June 9, 2004
After having redefined the mobile Internetexperience on handsets with innovations like Small-Screen Rendering,Content Magic and Tags, Opera Software today introduced the latest toolfor empowering users to get the most out of their handsets: Opera MobileAccelerator, a new proxy-based solution that increases rendering speed onmobile devices up to 250%. Opera Mobile Accelerator also reduces theamount of transferred data traffic – thereby drastically reducing users’telecom bill.
Opera Mobile Accelerator entails that all requested Internet trafficpasses through an Opera server, where the Web pages are compressed,stripping out all unnecessary elements before they are downloaded to thehandset.
“For Opera, extreme speed has always been treated as essential for a goodInternet experience,” says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software.”Opera Mobile Accelerator is an optional service that further improves thebrowsing experience on handsets, reduces strain on operators’ stretcheddata networks, while also saving users money on their monthly bills.”
Operators that want to offer subscribers fast and cheap Web browsing,while simultaneously reducing the impact of Web browsing on their datanetwork, can license the Mobile Accelerator directly from Opera.
Availability and Pricing
Opera Mobile Accelerator is available for all Opera users on the followinghandsets:
Sony Ericsson*– P800- P900*The Sony Ericsson handsets P800/900 needs to upgrade to Opera 6.31, also released today. Opera 6.31 is available as a free upgrade.All Series 60 handsets– Nokia 3650, 3660, 6600, 6620, 7610, 7650, N-Gage, N-Gage QD- Siemens SX1- Sendo X
Opera Mobile Accelerator is automatically configured simply by browsingwith Opera on the handset to www.opera.com/proxy
Opera Mobile Accelerator is available by subscription only. For users whopay per kilobyte downloaded, the cost savings can be several times higherthan the subscription cost for the proxy.
- 3 months subscription. Price: EUR 12
- 6 months subscription. Price: EUR 20
- 12 months subscription. Price: EUR 30
Users can sign up to subscribe for the service at www.opera.com/buy
For users who want to try out the service before subscribing, there is a14-day free trial period open to everyone.
Starting today, customers who buy Opera for their S60 device at Euro 25will also receive a 3-month complimentary subscription for Opera Mobile Accelerator,an extra value of Euro 12.