Oslo, Norway – August 31, 2004
Opera Software today announced that its revolutionary Opera smartphone browser will soon become available for MicrosoftWindows Mobile software. Windows Mobile is a completely new platform for Opera,offering operators, handset vendors, enterprises and end users more choice ofplatforms that provide outstanding Web browsing on small, restricted smartphonescreens.
Opera’s range of smartphone browsers includes Small-Screen Rendering (SSR)technology, an Opera innovation that enables users to browse regular Web pages forthe first time on small mobile screens by reformatting the page and thus eliminatingthe need for horizontal scrolling.
“Operators want to offer their subscribers the same Internet and brand experience onall the different handsets coming from the various manufacturers, necessitating afully integrated cross-platform browser,” says Rolf Assev, Executive Vice PresidentBusiness Development, Marketing and Strategic Alliances, Opera Software ASA.”We’ve heard the market’s call, and we’re responding. Opera will soon offer a new Internetexperience with Windows Mobile-based Smartphones.”
“Microsoft is excited to see the increased level of innovation and opportunitygenerated by the broad adoption of Windows Mobile-based devices,” said Mark Spain,director of the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group at Microsoft Corp. “Opera’s supportof the Windows Mobile platform delivers more choice to mobile operators and customersand demonstrates the openness of the platform.”
To contact Opera, or read more about our smartphone product, please visit:Opera for Smartphone
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