Recent News, 2004

Nils Rydbeck onboard: Former CTO Ericsson Mobile Phones Joins Opera’s Board of Directors

Oslo, Norway – June 17, 2004 Opera Software’s Annual General Meeting today elected Dr. Nils Rydbeck, the former CTO of Ericsson Mobile Phones, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rydbeck, MSEE, PhD, PhD h.c.,served as CTO and Senior Vice President R&D of Ericsson Mobile Phonesbetween 1985-2001. Since 2002 he has combined being Professor of Communication […]

Xandros Open Circulation Desktop Operating System Becomes First Linux Distribution to Offer Opera as Default Browser

New York, NY and Oslo, Norway – June 10, 2004 Xandros, the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions, and Opera Software today announced that the newOpen Circulation Edition of the Xandros Desktop operating system (OS) will be the first Linux desktop distributionto offer Opera as the default browser. The freely distributable OS offers the unique […]

Faster, cheaper: Opera Offers Up to 250% Faster Mobile Surfing and Smaller Bills

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 […]

Prestigious recognition: PC World Names Opera Best Web Browser in 2004

Oslo, Norway – June 4, 2004 The US edition of PC World, the most widely-read technology or business magazine, has unveiled the 2004 winners of its annual World Class Awards, with Opera 7.23 gaining the title as best Web browser. The magazine highlights Opera’s many innovative features in its reasoning: “…a fleet-footed package that provides […]

Opera big in Japan: Opera Signs Exclusive Desktop Deal With livedoor Japan

Oslo, Norway – May 19, 2004 Opera Software today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with the Japanese software distributor livedoor Japan, where livedoor will distribute Opera’s desktop products exclusively in the Japanese market. livedoor will be marketing and selling Opera’s desktop versions, including Windows, Mac, and Linux, exclusively in the Japanese […]

New Opera 6.20 for Series 60: Opera Eases Mobile Surfing With Content Magic and “Tags”

Oslo, Norway – May 13, 2004 Opera Software today released its upgrade for Series 60 mobiles, Opera 6.20 for Series 60. Keeping with its tradition of driving Web browsing innovation, Opera also in this version introduces features that substantially improve the user experience when on the Web using a small device. Features like Content Magic […]

The most innovative browser: Opera 7.50 Released, Everything You Need Online

Oslo, Norway – May 12, 2004 Opera Software today released 7.50 for Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Opera 7.50 offers users hungry for a better Internet experience the latest advancements in Internet technologies, with the same engineering excellence and inventiveness that made its browser rendering so famous, now also offers a top-notch e-mailer, newsreader, […]

Financial Result Q1 2004: Opera Reports Revenue Increase of 75%

Oslo, Norway – May 7, 2004 Opera Software ASA today announced financial results for its fiscal 2004first quarter ended March 31, 2004. For the quarter, the Company earned revenues of MNOK 21.7, up fromMNOK 12.4 in Q1 2003, a growth of 75% on the year-ago quarter. Earnings before interest and tax (“EBIT”)for the quarter ended […]

Opera gets in the Moodâ„¢: Opera 7 in New i3 Set-Top Box Products

Oslo, Norway – May 4, 2004 i3 and Opera Software today announced that Opera 7 will now empower i3’s Mood Box IP set-top box (STB) products. The Opera 7 browser will display the STB’s user interface (UI), offer full access to the Internet, and enable features such as Electronic Programming Guide (EPG), messaging, gaming and […]